|"I hope you remember today that if you slip up, you can restart your day at any time. You don't have to wait until the next day to start again..." @powerofspeech|
|Gratitude: Thankful for this woman who raised me. My mama. :) Our relationship surely wasn't always the very closest over the years but we love each other despite our imperfections. Isn't this so wonderful about family? |
Day 4. One of the guidelines for this Being Again Project was that I told myself I'd keep this SIMPLE. So here I am... simply typing. I started to think too much. Think-too-much should be my middle name. I started to think of way too many things I wanted to write about and before I knew it, I was overwhelmed and didn't want to write at all. That is NOT the point of this project.
Again, here it is:
For the sake of keeping my goals for this project before me, I'll begin my posts with this:
So, here's how this will go.
Intentions (Many of these intentions are long term so I will likely mention them more than once.):
Things I'm feeling good about:
How have I, or can I continue to play even a small part in making the world a better place (Be the Change):
I'm going to end this part with a quote. I think being the best mother I know how to be is the greatest way I can shape the world in the long run. Here's a quote that speaks to me:
"Thinking of your child as behaving badly disposes you to think of punishment. Thinking of your child as struggling to handle something difficult encourages you to help them through their stress."
I for sure don't always reflect this with my parenting. I forget often that my kids are working through difficult skills...I stress out, overreact, and run out of patience on many a day. Most of us do...we are human, after all. However, I'm so glad that for the most part, my kids have a safe place in our family to learn and grow and grow their social/emotional and life skills. This goes for the students I teach too.