Yes, I wrote “One Million Kisses” with the idea of reading it to your children from the time of them being very young. I had the image of a mother or father when I shopped it around to a publisher… or a grandparent or aunt. Even a beloved babysitter.
But what if you don’t have children yet? Does that mean that making the 153Promise does not apply to you? Absolutely not.
The 153Promise refers not just to the literal 153 kisses a day for 18 years in order to reach One Million Kisses. It’s the vow you can make to ANY person in your life that you will honor them on a daily basis- not only by showing physical affection, but through kinds acts, respecting and valuing them as a person, and generally fostering an emotionally healthy relationship with them so they feel safe to be themselves and generally feel better about themselves and their place in the world through daily interactions with you.
So if you don’t currently have a child, you can begin setting the stage to be a great parent by reading up on the topic now. You can learn what skills are needed to nurture a well-adjusted child and start to cultivate those skills at this time. Once a baby comes into your life, it will NOT get easier, that’s for sure. So it’s really a perfect time to begin researching this noble pursuit.
Compare raising a child to buying a house or car, or even a meal… isn’t it common sense to look into the neighborhood or school district of a home you are considering buying? And you most likely at least go onto the internet to learn about which car gets the most gas mileage or has the best crash impact tests. Chances are, you at least read a few online reviews before booking reservations for Date Night. Why wouldn’t you want to do the same thing regarding starting a family?
But what if you aren’t even in the “market” for a kid… how does 153Promise affect you?
Presuming you aren’t monk sequestered away from society, you do interact with people on a daily basis. Therefore, it’s wise to want to learn how to best interact with the individuals you come in contact with on a daily basis. Your boss and coworkers; your roommate; your dentist or mechanic… anybody who has the potential to affect your life… which is pretty much everybody you meet!
So whether you are a son/daughter, brother/sister, cousin/friend, or partner (business or romantic), you can benefit from making the 153Promise to dedicate yourself to showing loving appreciation to the people in your life on a daily basis.
Are you in???