The Most Important Lessons Our Children Teach Us

Written by Gabi on . Posted in Parenting and Family Relations

I found an old workbook page today from Solai’s English from 6 months ago. This particular page was teaching that nouns are also an idea, “things we cannot see or touch such as bravery, beauty, or honesty.”

So, sentence number two said:

Truth and justice are two things that are highly valued.

I asked Solai if she could use ‘justice’ in a sentence:

I asked her if she knew what ‘justice’ was.  Her thoughts on justice:

Sentence 3: The beauty of the flower garden was breathtaking.

“Solai, what is beauty?”


“Solai, can I say that this is beautiful but this is not, that this person’s face is beautiful but this one’s is not? ”

She lights up, and enlightens me with her classic panna (wisdom).

Clearly, she is an experienced soul and is so very patient in teaching her mother the very limited amounts I can contain.

“Tell me why you are smiling my son

Do you have a secret you can tell everyone?

Do you know more than men who are wise?

Can you see what we all must disguise in your loving eye?”


What have you to say friend? What does your child teach you? Every day, every single damn day, when I am still for long enough, I get some pearl from this one. Just this evening, I was yelling at them to go to bed. She comes, puts her hands on my face and says softly, “Mommy, I’m not saying that this is true, but we’re trying really hard and still you are getting upset. Maybe you are just upset about something else and you’re taking it out on us. Could this be Mommy? ”

Sigh. Your turn. Speak, or just go hug your angels for being so patient with you, and for teaching you so much. So much.

Gabi is a certified trauma therapist, family communications expert, energy healer, and life coach with a Masters in Psychology. She shares her personal life stories and insights to inspire others to share their honest, neurotic selves and do all that is necessary to Clean Your Soul. She believes that all of us are on our journey from pain to the light, and by staying inspired and aware, we can all reach our fullest, cleanest, most beautiful free selves. Gabi takes a very limited number of one-on-one clients for transformational parenting, family, life, and trauma therapy. You may reach Gabi directly at, subject line: coaching inquiry

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Comments (4)

  • Christy Garrett


    I love when my children teach me something important. 🙂 They have a knack for telling it like it is without sugar coating it.


    • Gabi


      Christy, i know! And my kids, as yours do I’m sure, say these amazing things that blow my mind. This justice thing was just a tiny moment where I thought to myself ‘clearly, she’s been here before. i better shut up and listen.’ Thank you dear Christy for taking the time to interact and share with me. It means a great deal to me to have your smiling face there to share back. Hugs to you, Gabi


  • Kathy @ SMART Living


    Hi Gabi…I can only imagine what great teachers you have living there with you. 🙂 Fortunately for those of us who don’t have children–every single person we encounter (not to mention our spouses) also serve as wonderful teachers if we are paying attention and staying awake. PLUS because I consider you and both of your blogs to be inspiring and uplifting I want to nominate you for the “I Am Part of A WordPress Family” award. Here is more info: Ever since I stumbled upon your blogs I have enjoyed reading your words of wisdom and following your journey. Thank you for the work you do in the world and the inspiration you share with us all in so many ways. ~Kathy


    • Gabi


      Kathy dearest, I owe you a long love letter. I am so touched and honored to hear from you, every time, and was blown away with joy to have you include both of my little ole blogs in your list of inspirational. My deepest thank you’s. Also, because I admire your work so much and learn so much every time I come and visit (yes, I will comment more. Shame on me!) I feel even doubly blessed to have you see my work in such light. I am thinking in my mind who to nominate. When I’m done marinating, I will write it. Thank you so much, Gabi


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