A love assignment

It’s no secret that children seem to grow up too fast. I hear mom’s complain and cry about it all the time. My answer, document, document, document!!! Another thing I hear complaints about is mom’s feel guilty. Guilty for so many things, decisions they have made, taking time for themselves, spending money on themselves, the list goes on and on. And I myself do this often too. We worry, we stress, I could have, I should have…

My oldest turned 18 and graduated high school last month. And while I am so proud of the young man he is, I still sometimes wonder how my decisions and mistakes in life may have affected him. I have learned, I have to forgive myself, and stop being so down on myself. Then one day last week we were sitting on the front porch just talking and he says to me “Do you know what I love about myself?” It is not the answer to that question that is important, it’s the statement within the question. He loves himself. And he knows why. I think everyone can take a lesson from that. We should all sit down and figure out what we love about ourselves. It may just put a big fat shadow over all that guilt and self doubt.

So here’s my assignment to you. Go make a list of the things you love about yourself, then share them with someone you love, and make them do the same. It’s funny how we spend so much time teaching our children things, and they turn around and teach us something when least expect it.

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