My 4 year old gave her first talk in primary! Seeing as I've never been in a sharing time since I was 11 years old, I wasn't sure how to go about writing her talk.
The subject: Blessings of the priesthood are available to all.
I asked my sister and she said to make it short and use pictures as their little attention spans make it a bit difficult for them. Aren't older sister's wonderful?! I'm sure glad she gave me that tip, because it worked awesome!
My brain was a fair bit foggy to say the least with a newborn and all, so trying to come up with the words was difficult at first. Then something I heard once popped up in my head - "If you can't explain something in simple terms then you don't know it well enough." As I pondered how to explain the priesthood simply for my little daugher, the words tumbled out easily:
The blessings of the priesthood are available to all. Whether you are young like a baby or old as a grandma. Priesthood is God's power given to worthy men to bless others. Blessings can be given by Dads, home teachers, bishops, or even a family friend. Because of the pristhood we can all be baptized and have eternal families.
She had it memorized about the third time we went over it!
Sometimes I overcomplicate things which only leads to further anxiety and stress for myself. However, whenever I am able to focus on the essential and bring it into simplicity, I always find peace and ease. The gospel doctrines at it's core are simple and basic, it is us that tend to overcomplicate things with if's why's and how's.
I love teaching my littles, it makes me focus on explaining things in simple terms. Which means I get to know them better myself too.
Heaven's slice is simplicity.