fresh perspective after faltering
I mustn’t react emotionally. I must respond thoughtfully.
I mustn’t react emotionally even when my most important relationships are reacting emotionally toward me. I will wait to speak.
I mustn’t seek to be right. It’s an act of making someone or something wrong. Not necessary or useful.
I mustn’t judge what “equal” portray. Being equal isn’t equal all the time. Don’t keep a running tally.
I am responsible for modeling and practicing what I seek to receive.
I won’t necessarily treat others how I want to be treated, but how I think they want to be treated.
When I do all of the above, I change the world. Especially the world of my children. To a limited extent, same with the mothers of my children.
With all of the above, my world grows in Love.
So much depends on a thoughtful response. Each time I react, I remember later how my ego wasn’t small, and my Love wasn’t bigger than my imagination.
Progress requires a good bit of faltering, and a lot of honesty about what I don’t know (yet). I am patient with myself.
There is no recognition, no card or gift that honors these lessons I keep learning.
Failure is an open door for me, a fresh perspective from zero, and a wonderful invitation to begin again. It doesn’t even have to hurt.
I want to be the strongest version of myself so I have a checklist every day that includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. I know that if I just mark the boxes off this checklist, I’ll be okay
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