There once was a very old woman who was the mother of many young children. At least she felt very old. And tired. Oh, how she was tired! One particular day, she had a long list of errands to run outside of the home and an even longer list of chores to be done at home. In a rare moment of quiet, she sat with her eyes closed, head resting on her hand.
A three year old cherub with a crooked pony tail and a smattering of freckles across her nose asked, “What’s the matter, Mommy?”
The woman replied that nothing was the matter except that she was tired. The three year old thought for a moment and said, “Let me sit in your lap, Mommy. That will make it better.”
And it did.