As I continued washing the dishes, I paused and took a moment to take in the message I was delivering to my kids as they went out into the world. It hit me that I should be following my own advice.
So, this week I’m going to approach each day with the same request I make of my kiddos. I’m going to:
- Learn something new each day instead of adhering only to what I already “know”
- Focus on the good in order to be a positive light in the world
- Accept and embrace the love that is being shared not the hate
As a Mom, I put a lot of energy in helping my kids understand the world and people around them, hoping that I am helping them to become productive, loving, responsible humans when they “grow-up”. The reality is that even as a grown up I need to continue learning these lessons. It’s very easy to fall into negative patterns.
The world is a complicated place with divergent opinions, but I would hope that being a good human and embracing love vs. hate is universally accepted. So, here’s to following my own advice.