polish + praise
Walking home from the subway the other night, I was behind a mother who had just picked her son up from after-school care. The were having the coolest convo, where they were each listing for each other one "praise" and one "polish" from their day.
- Polish // something they could polish to make better next time
- Praise // something they had done that day that was worthy of praise
It was so cute: mom was admitting her mistakes, and praising herself (!) in front of her little one, and kiddo felt completely comfortable doing the same. These two things: admitting we made a mistake, and owning our awesomeness, are so incredibly difficult for humans. This easy praise / polish exchange kept it light. It was beautiful to eavesdrop on. :)
May your day be full of polish and praise!