#12 My Children aren’t my reason for living ♥

♥ Inspiration: Read this meme and if it resonates with you,  I invite you to read on…



♥ Insight: Something for you to ponder…


At first glance this statement might have shocked you…
You might be wondering ‘What sort of parent would say their children aren’t their reason for living?’

I’m that sort of parent, and here’s why…
When we consider our children to be the very reason we exist, we unwittingly put a very heavy load onto them. We take the focus off of who we are and make us about them. That’s a lot of responsibility to put on little shoulders. Instead, I choose to live well because of them. I want to take care of my health and well being because I want to be around for them, with them, for a very long time. It’s up to me to take care of me, so that I can take care of them.

I might not have paid as much attention to my health and well-being before they were here, but now that they are, I’ve found two reasons to get my act together and live well with them.

How I live will have an enormous impact on who they become and how they live. They look to me for guidance and direction and it’s up to me to give them the best version of me that I can muster. I might not have done if for me, but I’ll do it for them.

Think about it…You might be this sort of parent too!

♥ Intention: If you feel moved to set an intention for today, this could be it…

Today I will be more conscious of the choices I make regarding the way I live. I will consider my lifestyle from the perspective of not only what I want for my future but what I want for my children’s future too. How I live today will have a far reaching impact not only on me, but also on who they grow up to become and how they will live their lives someday. Today I choose to make better choices for myself because of the deep love I have for them. They are not my reason for living, they are my reason for wanting to live well. 

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