Aliya Austin starts her day off right. Her dad, Ron, makes sure of it. Ron's Facebook feed, DFG Health and Wellness, is filled with motivational inspiration and advice, but it made our hearts full to see he really practices what he preaches, especially with his 3-year-old daughter.
Ron shared a video of Aliya and him at their home in Virginia getting ready for school with a little more affirmation. Hey, Ron, when you are done can you come to our houses!?!
In case you missed any of that, here is their morning mantra:
Daddy: Look at yourself, look in your eyes. You gotta see it, okay? You gotta feel it. You ready? You ready for school? Is it gonna be a good day? A really good day? You gonna be positive?
Daddy & Aliya: I am strong. I am smart. I work hard. I am beautiful. I am respectful. I’m not better than anyone. Nobody’s better than me. I am amazing. I am great.
Daddy: What’s your name?
Daddy: If you fall?
Aliya: I get back up
Daddy: What are you?
Aliya: I’m blessed.
Daddy & Aliya: Thank you, God, for making me the greatest. There is nobody better than me!
Daddy: Alright, give me five. Give me a kiss. Let's go.
In an interview with Babble, Ron says he does this with Aliya every morning to help build her self-esteem and confidence. Not surprising at all, he works as a program director at the YMCA. The video has been seen to date by 14 million people!
This is what we have to say about that: