Hands are a gift!
Today I was in our Atrium working with the kids. As always it was a true experience and I love watching everyone work, think, and even pray! With all the different kids, there is always something or someone doing something that is amazing to watch. To watch God stirring their little souls and revealing his love to them is a gift for me! You can see it in their art work, in their prayers, and in what they happen to “mention”. During our closing prayer, we were all thanking God for all the wonderful things we have. One little girl, who is two, thanked God for her hands. This really struck me today. She was thanking God for things that we take from granted every moment of everyday. Hands. You never even think about them, unless there was a problem with them, yet what would we do without them? We couldn’t learn as well, do things as well, or express ourselves as well! What a gift those hands are! Another thing that Maria Montessori discovered was that those hand are the one thing that children use to bring ideas and knowledge into their minds. They pray with their hands, learn with their hands, and become who they are with their hands! So I really can think of a better thing to thank God for! What do you think? What a great, and often overlooked gift! Thank you God for my hands.