My kids are off school tomorrow so I sort of forgot today was Sunday! Sorry about that!
Vicki has a new question for me today, one that tugs at my heart…
If there was 1 lesson that you want your children to learn, what lesson would it be?
There are a lot of lessons I want my kids to learn. I want them to be better than I am. Happier than I am. Healthier than I am.
One lesson is tough. But there is one thing that I think is important. Maybe the most important thing I can teach them.
It’s hard to say this is the biggest thing, but too often people aren’t true to who they are. People try to be someone else. We want to make others happy. We give in to peer pressure, we do things we don’t want to do, we have regrets.
But if we’re true to ourselves, those are fewer and further between.
We tell our kids all the time they can be anything they want to be as long as they aren’t doing something illegal. I want my kids to have jobs that they can excel at, but I want them happy. I want them to follow their hearts. I’ve been keeping a list since they were even younger of what they each want to be when they grow up. A few of the options they’ve come up with so far are…
And the list goes on.
If they decide that’s what’s right, I’m all for it! As long as they are true to themselves. They will find real happiness if they do things for the right reasons, for their reasons.
It’s not always easy, as a mom, to let them make choices I don’t agree with, but they’re making their own choices. And that makes a big difference to us!
Thanks so much, Vicki, for your question! If you have a question, send me an email (mary (at) maryethompson (dot) com) with Q&A in the subject, or post it in the comments below, and I’ll answer your question right here on the blog!