Being a good role model for our children gives us an opportunity to move from fear into courage and demonstrates to our kids how to handle life on life’s terms. I love the quote – hope is fear that has said its prayers. We CAN make the most of any situation life throws us – and keep “making lemonade” with the lemons we are given.
And I do believe we are given opportunities that arrive to make us grow. So instead of hemming and hawing (who made up that phrase anyway), cursing the event or person, or even putting our heads in the sand – let’s stand up straight and march right towards the person, place or thing.
Breathe deep and know it will make us stronger. When a person attacks us or makes us feel less than, it is important to remember they have their own issues and insecurities. Remember to “Check the source”.
Pain = Growth.
Sometimes I envision an ex as a baby with a credit card, other times I can feel a warm fuzzy feeling inside knowing they are doing the best they can. Everyone faces challenges and growth spurts in the form of pain. If we can welcome them with the knowledge that “this too shall pass”, and that “everything happens for a reason” – we can come to realize those expressions came out of a universal truth — that life is there to experience everything, the ups and the downs.
Be a Role Model.
Welcome the challenges, because we are going to continue to receive them anyway – why not surrender to them. Become a strong role model for our children, family, and friends (and to us), is a very important element to being a valuable human on the planet
It gives us greater energy to problem solve, and every challenge we overcome makes us feel good about ourselves!