Last week in New York city, I saw something that taught me a lesson about how I spend my time and who I spend it with. It happened at Solstice in Times Square, yoga classes right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of the busiest place in the city. And when I spotted the young boy in the picture above, relaxing so peacefully, it helped me understand:
The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree
No, not the Big Apple. This proverb usually refers to how kids become like their parents. We know parents need to actively spend time with kids to nurture positive habits, knowing their kids are always learning from them. Maybe it’s introducing something like yoga at home, in a studio, or even in Time Square. We want to start kids off with the best we can give them.
Lets take this old proverb further:
It Takes an Orchard!
We also know there are many people who influence a child. The school teachers, daycare teachers, relatives, and friends who become part of their lives. And its a good thing for everyone that parents don’t have to do it alone. We’re the orchard for our little apples to grow in.