Last Friday, on his second day of Standard One, Ethan had to go alone as no parents were allowed to accompany their kids to school that day. So when I picked him up in the evening at the babysitter’s place, I asked him about his day.
Me: So, how was your second day of school? Were you ok going alone?
Ethan: No, I was very scared.
Me: So, how? What did you do? Did you cry?
Ethan: No, I didn’t cry. I asked my brain, “Brain, what am I supposed to do? I am very scared.”
Me: Really? What did your brain say?
Ethan: My brain said, “Don’t be scared. You are brave. Use your courage!” So I made myself brave and used my courage the whole day.
Me: Awwww…… That’s my brave boy!
Listening to my baby (yes, he is still my baby even though he is going to be 7 this year!), I was really glad he listened when I told him that whenever he feels lost in a situation and does not know what to do, he should use his brain to think. God gave all of us a brain so we could use it to think. When I told him this quite some time ago, I thought that he did not even hear me as he seemed so distracted by something else that he was doing. Now I know that he actually heard me and followed my advice.
I hope that he will always remember to stop and think whenever he feels lost in a situation and does not know what to do. I hope that he will seek God for guidance in any situation.
I think that even adults should do this sometimes instead of just bull-dozing through any situation without giving it much thought. So, if you sometimes feel that you don’t know what to do, stop for a while and ask your brain what you should do. God gave us a brain for a reason. But of course, at times, we should follow our heart as well, not just the brain….