It may not seem that significant, it being silicone and not gold and diamonds, but this ring has magical powers.
Maybe it isn’t even the ring so much as it is the faith of the boy who asked to wear it today. Sometimes he is afraid to go to a class all by himself, well maybe not all by himself, but to him it may feel that way.
I don’t know where my inspiration to tell him the story came from. Well, at least to some it may seem crazy when I say that the inspiration came from a loving Heavenly Father who both knows me and knows Little Ellis. This diety knows both of us individually and wholly. He knows that sometimes I don’t have all the answers to calm His and my son and He knows exactly what can and will calm His son, so he bridges that gap through still , calm inspiration.
The story I came up with that day was inspired by Him. I told Little Ellis, while he was upset about going to his children’s class at our church, that I had a special ring that had special super powers. I said that this ring can make you do hard things. I told him I knew that if he wore it, he could be calm and that he would even have fun while doing that hard thing.
We sat, on cold concrete steps just feet from his classroom and he thought about it for a few minutes finally asking: “can I wear it now, mommy?”
I put it on two of his tiny fingers and took him by the hand leading him back up the stairs and through the door. He let go and said in a loud voice, “I can do it, I can do hard things!” And he did and he did it again today.
Sure it isn’t anything special and it could even be considered cheap, but that ring has some super magical powers. That ring reminds both Ellis and I that we have divine power to overcome anything that stands in our paths. We can do hard things because we have the help of a Heavenly Father who loves us enough to make the little, insignificant things important and even powerful!
What inspiration have you had lately?