Saturday’s Message From Mom: Learning What You Have Lived

Photo by Vision Photography Studio

Photo by Vision Photography Studio

My loves, something was expressed today and the actions of others made me think of my once bad parental skills.  Though those days are so far removed from me I can remember them as if they had happened today.  Usually people write I remember such and such as if it happened yesterday.  But I chose to write as if it happened today because the experiences dealt with the most precious people in my world.  You!

Never does a day go by when I don’t ask God to help me be a better mom.  Never does a day go by when I don’t pray that God will guide and protect you on your life journeys.

But as a once young mom I stumbled upon the below poem by Dorothy Law Nolte, PhD.  The poem was an instant hit with me.   It helped me to accept the failures of my parents.  It helped me to forgive them by understanding they were and are human.  And in turn I was able to see the beauty in parenting each of you as you embarked upon life.  The poem taught me I was not the model mom and as a result there would be a chance you would not be the model children; but I could parent each of you without destroying the essence of your being because I was older and wiser.

Happy reading.

Love
Mom

Children Learn What They Live

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

 

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