A few weeks ago, we were driving home and Ariella randomly said "I love everybody." She says this pretty often. But this time I asked her "why do you love everybody so much?" Her response was "Because I know who I am." My husband and I immediately looked at each other like, what did she just say? Ariella says many things that you would not expect from a 3-year-old, but this one really caught me by surprise. What did she mean by that? Does she know how profound that sentence is? That is deep!
That moment will never be forgotten! Although I don't know exactly what her 3-year-old mind was thinking with regards to that statement, I love her response so much because it says a lot about her and who she is as a person. She definitely knows who she is, and she stays true to those qualities that make her exceptional. Ariella is so loving, kind, compassionate, smart and beautiful. These qualities, I know, will serve her well in life.
I asked her again the same question again the next day and I got the same response. However, in describing herself, I was surprised when she used the word "forgiving." Even though I have never explicitly told her she is "forgiving" she really is. Even when her friends have been mean to her, all she wants to do is keep playing with them.
I love how she's asking me to repeat after her. I see Ariella becoming a motivational speaker :) I knew I just had to make a product inspired by that statement to spread the positivity and inspire kids to think about who they are. I am happy to share that we are now selling the "I Know Who I Am Flutter Sleeve Top" inspired by Ariella, because it is important to know who you are and stay true to the values that make you exceptional.
"A star does not compete with other stars around it; it just shines." – Matshona Dhliwayo