Just for today, I will be a “do-er”.
I will put away my computer, phone, email, Facebook and be present with my children.
I will stop researching parenting styles, homeschooling curriculum or other outside advice, and look inside myself to see what is right for my own family. I will talk about this with my spouse and together we will work toward our own family culture.
I will work in my home and show my children how to do practical things.
I will involve my whole family in working in our home in a caring way.
I will have fun with my family and do things that will create memories.
I will initiate and take the time to sustain doing real physical exercise and inner work.
I will include myself and my needs as part of the family and show my family that I am a person as well by doing something for myself, even if that just means taking the time to do my hair and put on clothes that fit.
I will take the time to go to a place of worship if that has been calling me; instead of listing all the reasons why I cannot do that.
I will go to bed at a reasonable hour.
If I am feeling sad or blue, I will do something nice for myself and also something nice for someone else.
I will plan my day tomorrow and actually do things, even if it is not perfect.
I will dream big and I will do.
AMEN!!!! Yes we will DO!!!
you are a great blogger! thanks for all the inspiration. i just posted your post to my blog, http://www.bonanzaofblessings.blogspot.com.
Many thanks, Kate Friedman St. Louis, MO
My dear friend, one of the best post you have written !! Much love ,courtney
Thank you Carrie, this was so wonderful to read this morning!
Thanks for the inspiration Carrie, I love and can relate to all these words. I’ve posted link on my Facebook page for Parenting Energy. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parenting-Energy/221954157888718
Big smile Carrie 🙂
Thanks so much, Carrie. I’m right there with you…sometimes we have to stop all the thinking and just get on with it. Because the thinking, weighing, considering takes us out of this moment.
I will actually do things even if they are not perfect!
love love love this! thanks for the gentle reminder! ❤
Awesome. Thank you!
great post!. being present in our lives can be so hard with all the directions we are being pulled to & from. thanks for the reminder:)
Yes, yes, yes and yes, Carrie. This is the essence of life at home.
I will read Carrie’s simplicity posting. I will be inspired. I will go to the garden and harvest herbs and veggies and make homemade tomato soup. I will take a nap. I will tickle my kids…..Thanks for your well put words!
thank you thank you thank you for bringing my inner voice to light with this perfect post!