Our 31 days to the inner rhythm of the heart, the root foundation of a house of peace, is in progress. In the vein of those who are setting a New Year’s intention with “one word”, I offer the word of today to you: courage. Read on for more…
Real change takes place not only when we acknowledge our challenges, our battles, our triumphs, but really take charge with our will and our actions. It is not enough to talk about change, but we have to make change. We must act.
I wrote this post a while ago, but I think it reflects this mood of determination and courage so perfectly that I would like to share it with you again:
Just for today, step up and be the parent.
Just for today, stop making excuses and explaining all the reasons things can’t happen in your household and just make it happen.
Just for today, live your life in accordance with your values in front of your children.
Just for today, model how you want your children to behave.
Just for today, show your children the world is a place of beauty, truth and goodness.
Just for today, have empathy for all the hardships present in growing up.
Just for today, speak to your children kindly, even if they are not speaking kindly to you.
Just for today, get a sense of humor.
Just for today, set boundaries and stick calmly to those boundaries even if your children don’t like it.
Just for today, be the parent you want to be for the sake of your grandchildren.
Just for today, have fun.
Just for today, step up and be the parent because you are the only parent your children have.
So, just for today, use your ideas of open, reconciliation, attentiveness, and reverence to bring you the courage to make real and lasting change in the areas you want most for your family.