Monday, November 17, 2014

words of wisdom

Every couple of weeks or so I write out a few words of wisdom and stick it on the side of the fridge. There's no rhyme or reason to the when or the what. It's just whatever tickles my fancy whenever the mood strikes me. I never tell the kids I've changed the quote, I just wait for them to notice. It doesn't usually take very long. Once the girls have noticed the new words of wisdom it usually sparks a discussion. Do they like it? What does it mean to them? How can/do they put those words into the every day.

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This is what's up there right now. I liked this one right away. My girls will tell you I am always on them about being kind and polite. That we aren't going to like everyone in this world, but I expect them to treat everyone with respect and kindness, it's kind of my mantra and I am far from perfect at it, but I try and somedays I come out better than others. This takes all of that to the next level. It's all well and good to be kind and polite, but taking a moment to make someone else happy, for no other reason than you can..... that's a pretty beautiful thing.

I don't just do these things for the girl's benefit, but my own as well. Since I posted this on the fridge I have been trying to do exactly that... with varying degrees of success. Some days when you've cleaned the puke bowl out for the 16th time and you're operating on two hours of sleep it's not easy to take the time to try and make some one else happy, but I give it my best shot and let me tell you it is so worth it when it all comes together.

1 comment:

Betsy Smith said...

Love it!