What do you say when your kid heads off for the school day?
I had never really stopped to consider that little blip in time (the last words we say to our kids before school) as a teachable moment
Whether sending your kids out the door to walk to school, catch the bus, dropping them off in carpool line, or even sitting down to a day of homeschool, you probably have some line you typically say to set the tone for the day. “Have a great day!” or something like that.
I began to ponder biblical encouragements that could replace my well intended, but shallow send-offs.
- “Grow in wisdom today!” (Luke 2:52)
- “Be a friend who loves at all times today!” (Proverbs 17:17a)
- “Walk with the wise today!” (Proverbs 13:20)
- “Be quick to listen today!” (James 1:19)
- “Bring joy to yourself and others with cheerful looks today!” (Proverbs 15:30)
- “Trust in the Lord today, with whatever it brings!” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
- “Have a thankful day!” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Try using some of these.
School starts Monday and my youngest starts her preschool books. Yikes!! Summer when fast.