Recently, I wrote down a list of qualities that I would like to nurture in my children. I wrote them down because I want them to be right where I can see them.
It's so easy to just let the days pass me by - to think, "Oh, I'll work on that tomorrow" or "Next week, I will focus on such-and-such..." But, in my heart of hearts, I want to be more INTENTIONAL than that.
I am 100% convinced that these early years matter deeply. Parenting from birth to age 5 is a sobering and significant task. So much of what I do...of WHO I AM...today will shape who my children are tomorrow.
I'm certainly not perfect. In fact, that's the whole point of this. I am confident that the most crucial thing that I can do to help my children become compassionate and productive adults is...to work on my own character.
Have you ever noticed that your children are at their very best when YOU are patient, positive, selfless, and merciful? Yeah, me too.
This weekend is not about how I can MAKE my kids become better. It's about changing myself so I can give them all of the resources that they need to go out and change the world for good.
YOUR TURN: What qualities would you like to nurture in your children?
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