Lisa really has me thinking, as she usually does. She writes about an incident she and her kids observed while out shopping. Here's my takeaway:
Because the bottom line is: no matter what kind of stress or rotten deal we're dealt as a parent, it's our job - our sacred responsibility - to do our best to ensure the happiness and emotional well-being of our kids. One day, when they are adults, it will be up to them to make their own happiness, but right now, when they are mere children, it's all on our shoulders - as it should be.
So instead of expending a lot of energy judging that woman, in the end it's made me feel a little more motivated to behave better as a parent myself. The question that needs to be addressed every day is: "Am I building them up, or tearing them down?"
Lisa gave me a much needed reminder. I need to cherish these babies of mine - mindfully, purposefully, deliberately.
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