The Power of a Kiss.
I had the pleasure of baby sitting Sophie Wardman-Bui, 17 months old. She was a dream to take care of, no tears, no tantrums, always quick to smile. There is no artifice with a child this young. She radiated pure trust, joy and love. When I was busy doing dishwashing she would walk up to me and pat my legs to get my attention. With upraised arms and big brown eyes, she would beseech me for a cuddle. I immediately scooped her up in a big hug. Her beaming satisfied smile melted my heart.
If I was 'asleep' to the moment I might have told her to wait until I was ready but the power of the moment would be completely lost for her and for me. It is a wonderful feeling when an innocent pure love is directed at you. Once she was restored she had the confidence to launch herself off heights more than half her own height with glee. She literally bounced off the furniture!
If she hurt herself you could see her face furrow in contemplation as to whether she should cry or not. I believe if I did not make a fuss she would take my lead and pull herself together. Every bump was instantly healed with a kiss.
"All better!" Fingers, elbows and arms were proffered for more kisses. I was rewarded with a smile.
Now how marvellous it would be if we could heal back pain, knee pain with just a kiss "All better now!"