That’s the spirit!!

Meet Ella. She’s 2 years old. I met her two weeks ago. I was around her only few hours for some days and I already like her a lot!! Somehow she reminds me of another girl who, in the meantime changed in many ways, even though it wasn’t necessary the best thing to do, but that’s another story. Anyway, Ella is friendly, like almost every child, you might say, I know. Yet, surprisingly, she’s not shy (at least, she wasn’t intimidated of my presence at all when we first met. All the contrary, she took my hand and kept on saying, “Come on!”, “Come to the tree house!”, “Come to my slide!”, “Come on, let’s play!”, “Come on to the baby goats!”, Come to show you my baby chicken!”, “Come to the swing!”, Come, let’s play ball!”, “Come on!”). You get the idea, right? :)) She has so much energy, she’s curious about everything, she eats a lot, she likes singing, she says ‘Thank you’ and ‘Please’, she falls but does not cry, she pushes her brother and then asks, ‘What happened, what happened?’, she climbs things by herself on her tree house, she slips but keeps on trying, she stumbles but does not give up. She is ambitious and has a strong personality. She chases the doggie, the baby goats, the baby chickens, her own baby sister and hugs them in her energetic, lively, even tumultuous manner. If no adult is around that might be their last hug…

Still, one last detail is the reason that I’m writing about her. It happens, sometimes, that she cannot catch the goat/chick/doggie, whatever she’s chasing, and you know what she’s saying? “Oh…that was too fast!” or “You’re too fast!” She continues chasing them, of course, until she catches one of them. I liked her attitude. She doesn’t blame herself. She doesn’t underestimate herself, she doesn’t think that she has no chance. She just keeps on trying until she gets it. Then you can hear a happy voice, “I got it, I got it!!” I’m not saying to accuse the others for your failures, or not to look at yourself to see what you need to change or improve. I’m just saying, don’t lose your confidence!! Don’t lose your courage, your trust, and self-esteem! Don’t give up until you’ll hear yourself saying, “I got it, I got it!!”

Asta da atitudine!!

Va fac cunostinta cu Ella. Are doi ani si am cunoscut-o in urma cu vreo doua saptamani. Timpul nostru impreuna se limiteaza la cateva ore pe saptamana dar deja imi place mult de ea. Imi aminteste cumva de o alta fata care intre timp s-a schimbat, desi poate ca nu asta era cea mai buna optiune, dar aceasta este cu totul alta poveste. Asadar, Ella este prietenoasa, stiu ca imi poti aminti de faptul ca mai toti copiii sunt asa. Insa, ea nu este timida (cel putin nu s-a aratat deloc intimidata de prezenta mea cand ne-am vazut pentru prima data. Din contra, ma tot lua de mana si-mi spunea, “Haide!”, “Haide la casa din copac!”, “Haide sa-mi vezi topoganul!”, “Haide, vino sa ne jucam!”, “Hai sa-ti arat iezii!”, “Hai sa vezi puii!”, “Haide la leagan!”, “Hai sa ne jucam cu mingea!”, “Haide!”). Cred ca ai prins ideea, nu? :)) Este plina de energie, este foarte curioasa, mananca mult, ii place sa cante, spune ‘Multumesc’ si ‘Te rog’, cade insa nu plange, isi impinge fratele si apoi intreaba, “Ce s-a intamplat, ce s-a intamplat?”, se urca in casa din copac singura si mai cara si alte lucruri cu ea in acelasi timp, aluneca dar continua sa incerce, se impiedica dar nu renunta. Este ambitioasa si are o personalitate puternica. Alearga fie dupa catelusul pe care il are familia, fie dupa iezi, dupa pui, pana si dupa surioara ei mai mica, doar pentru a le arata dragostea printr-o imbratisare energica, plina de viata, chiar tumultuoasa uneori, astfel incat fara un adult prin preajma, aceasta imbratisare ar putea fi ultima…

Totusi, acest ultim detaliu, pe care urmeaza sa ti-l prezint, este motivul pentru care iti scriu despre ea. Se intampla uneori ca nu prinde iedul, puiul, cainele sau orice ar incerca ea sa prinda, si stii ce spune? “Ah…ai fost rapid!” Cu toate acestea, Ella continua sa-l alerge pana cand il prinde, bineinteles. Imi place atitudinea ei. Nu se invinuieste, nu se subestimeaza, nu considera ca nu are nicio sansa. Pur si simplu continua sa incerce pana cand are succes. Si atunci cu un glas fericit striga, “Am reusit, am reusit!” Nu spun sa-i acuzi pe ceilalti pentru esecurile tale, sau sa nu te uiti la tine sa vezi ce poate fi schimbat sau imbunatatit. Spun doar sa nu iti pierzi increderea. Nu-ti pierde curajul, stima de sine! Nu renunta pana cand nu te auzi strigand plin de bucurie, “Am reusit, am reusit!!”

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