Last year I was given an exercise in my “growth group” to ask my kids what they have learned from me. Initially, I went to the negative with the expectation that they were going to respond in all the ways that I felt I was failing as a parent.
What I learned was that the only one I was failing was myself. It is so much easier to self doubt and self loathe than praise and cherish all that we are doing. It’s much easier to look at the negative than honor and embrace our accomplishments. I am re-sharing this here, because I was so humbled and surprised by their responses.
Over the past two years, I have been gifted the opportunity to talk to a lot of women in my monthly workshops. We are all struggling with many of the same issues, insecurities, fears, doubts and everything in between. This exercise validated and reminded me that although I am not perfect and laced with many flaws in the fabric of my being, it’s just a sliver of who I am. In reading my kids responses, with tears in my eyes, I realized that my cup was full.
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The photo above reflects my kids responses to this very simple question.
In the end, I think I have done Okay…