On Sunday March 13th I learned a valuable lesson from my son; trust myself. As part of our routine at night my wife and I usually read to the kids before bed time. Our daughter had already fallen asleep but our son was still up and I still had to do my reading and sit before I called it a night, so I decided to read Scroll VI of the Greatest Salesman in the World to my son. Well, it put him to sleep real quick which was awesome. But it also made me realize some great things; I am changing. Changing the way I think, changing the way I respond to people and situations. My son doesn’t really know it, but he’s been putting me to the test, daily. As I read the first sentence right after the sentence I carried over from the last chapter out loud to him, I was overwhelmed with emotion.
“Today I will be master of my emotions.”
It’s funny, I know I have been making progress but when I read that first sentence to my son that night, I realized just how much progress I’ve made.
The next morning I was given more proof that I am on the right path. I was up in my office at home and was about to begin my morning reading when my son came upstairs. He wanted to play with me and I told him I would after I finished my reading. For the first time since I’ve started this course he actually waited patiently for me to finish! In fact as I was reading my promises aloud he actually started to recite his promises that my wife and I would recite to him just before we walked with him to the school bus. Needless to say I had the biggest smile on my face!
That night I read section 23 of Haanel’s Master Keys and I am reminded of Emerson’s Law of Compensation. Haanel states:
“If we recognize the Omnipotent power that is the source of all supply we will adjust our consciousness to this supply in such a way that it will constantly attract all that is necessary to itself and we shall find that the more we give the more we get. Giving in this sense implies service. The banker gives his money, the merchant gives his goods, the author gives his thought, the workman gives his skill; all have something to give, but the more they can give the more they get, and the more they get the more they are enabled to give.”
I continually give to my son my love, support, understanding, patience, knowledge, laughter, an ear to listen with and he has given me so much more in return; the ability to trust myself, the ability to greet each day with love in my heart!
I love you Nathan!