When I was a child I wish I knew that all words and thoughts create reality and that my imagination also impacted my life. If I knew this I would have indulged in more meaningful thoughts and definitely imagine more of the things that I would have liked to have in my life.


As a child I was consumed by helping with the household chores, doing school work and looking after my sisters. In between these activities I loved watching movies especially the romantic ones and at times I would day dream about the stars. Now I know If only I had day dreamed more life would have evolved better.

My Mom did all she can to ensure we had the basic – food, shelter, clothing and a good education. Today not all kids appreciate what their parents do for them. They take them for granted. It has become what I can get from Mom and Dad instead of how can I do my part to help.

My husband and I brought our kids up based on what we saw our parents did and nothing was wrong with that, but now I wished I had known about the impact of our thoughts so I could have imparted more of this knowledge on our kids at an earlier age.

  children with computer

In this technologically advanced world kids need to appreciate and understand life from an early age. I wish I know that we needed to share more information with them about how they fit in and the impact certain actions will have on their life. We need to stop sheltering them and waiting until they grow up before discussing certain life issues with them. After all if we do not do it someone out there will and by then it may be too late. We also need to encourage our children so that they will know that they do not need to wait on anyone or anything to be happy, joyful and loving. It is always their decision.

 light and body

As we mature we continuously look outside of ourselves for what we want. Most of our time may be spent in working to get what we want or we may spend time running after someone so they can love us or be friends with us. We fail to realize that everything is within us. As the saying goes ‘The kingdom of God is within us’. I wish I knew then that we are whole and complete and that whatever happens to us we will always remain whole and complete unless we decide otherwise. This is something that our kids should know as they travel along their life’s path trying to find their purpose. They must realize that how you live your life is how you respond to the challenges or obstacles that you are faced with daily, whether in thoughts, words or actions, and no one else can do this for you. It is your choice to free will. I wish I knew this very early in my life.

Take some time to ponder on what you know now and what you wished you knew and learn from these experiences and uplift someone – someone who may just need a smile, a handshake, a nod or a hug. Just something to say that it is okay, everything will be alright, you are not alone, once you believe.