Children are here to teach us so much and I am continually impressed by how my daughter sees the world.

You see, it all started with the missing pink and black jacket.  My daughter had been enrolled in a music camp and it was the eve of her “rock concert.”  She wanted her pink and black jacket to give her wardrobe a little edge, but it was nowhere to be found.

I was so disappointed because I want her to value money and how much things cost…but she still had no idea where the jacket was. We chatted about where it could be — car, school, playground somewhere — but unfortunately nothing came to her mind.  Although disappointed, we continued with our nightly routine and read and giggled anyway.  And before she went off in her slumber, she said: “Mama, I know we will find the jacket. I just know it.”  After tucking her in, I was still not optimistic, but I looked everywhere — upstairs, downstairs, closets, backpacks, car, under tables (you get the gist). Finally, I had to give up and put my weary body to bed. I went to the laundry room to put a few last things away and there I saw beneath a bunch of my clean clothes, could it be???  The pink and black jacket. 

I was so happy that we found it so my girl could rock out for her concert just as she had wanted. And, she ended up being so right about the situation.

In the morning, I told her, “Guess what I found?” My daughter said, “I knew it. See mama, you were thinking negatively, but I was thinking positively. That’s the difference.” So I learned once again from my sweet girl. To stay positive even in uncertainty, keep an open mind and heart, always believe. May we all be so pure and have the ability to continually see life through rose colored glasses.

Rock on!

Roopa Weber
About Roopa Weber
Roopa Weber is a first time children’s book author who has created the Penny the Peacock series. Roopa’s inspiration for Penny came from the values and love provided by her mother. She wanted to find an avenue to instill her mother’s wisdom in her own daughter and carry the message forward generationally. And, so she wrote.