Last night I had a shocking realization.
So many times when someone calls my name the first thing I think is, "What do they need? What do they want?"
Sometimes all five beings need something at once.
Most often, they just want my attention.
They want me to stop.
Usually the request for attention comes in the form of "look at this", "play with me", or "sit right here".
Maybe it's a glass of water, finding something, a snack or help going potty.
They don't need anything but love.
I can do that.
So the next time someone calls my name, I will answer with an open heart full of love, not a mind full of questions and sit down.
Even if I have to remind myself over and over.
I can do this.