Eli the Encourager


June 28, 2012 by CassieCravings

Every morning with Eli starts off pretty routine.

He wakes up before the sun. He tends to go from sound asleep to ready for the day in about 3 seconds. I admire this about him. He did not get it from me.

This morning he was particularly excited that Uncle “JonJon” had spent the night. Eli had planned the day before his feet could wiggle to the floor. “I’s a p’way. I’s a watch cartoons. I’s a go park. I’s a dance a song…”

We continued to chat as I readied myself for the day.

“Mama! High-fives! ‘Dat’s a good job!”

“What’s a good job?”

“You’s puts ‘da pants on! You did it! Good job! You’s sure are a big boy!”

My inner dialogue went from, “I wonder if God gets up this early?” to “This is going to be the best Thursday ever!”

Eli has a heart to encourage. He looks for ways to brighten others’ days. He looks for good things to say to someone.

While I didn’t find getting dressed on my particularly spectacular, he was quite impressed with such a conquering. More importantly, he took the time to say it.

I want to be more like my son.

Today will be a great day. It started early. It started slow

. But how could I have anything less than sunshine when Eli the Encourager is at my side.

Eli the Encourager


12 thoughts on “Eli the Encourager

  1. Reblogged this on Teachsafety and commented:

    • mamacravings says:

      I completely agree. It’s funny how much we (grown ups) have to learn from our children.

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      • mamacravings says:

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      • mamacravings says:

        found you 🙂 We’ll chat more on fb! I’m excited to connect.

  2. I have reblogged this on my site, everyone needs to stop, and look at the world through the yes of a child!

  3. What a golden heart your son has!

    • mamacravings says:

      He absolutely does have a golden heart. I am so proud of him. At the same time, he humbles me and continually reminds of me of the mom I want to be for him.
      Eli is my sunshine. 🙂

  4. […] Eli the Encourager – I love this post from mamacravings about appreciating a little one’s talent for encouraging. […]

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