“Today is the day I will make a change in the world by…being myself”. I don’t know if my daughter read this somewhere or came up with it herself, but alas, I stepped into her bathroom and this message greeted me. What a fabulous approach! These words truly resonated with me as I thought about it: live our truth and the world will be a better place. Just be who you are is what I am always telling my children. Let me tell you, this is no easy task with a little girl who wants to wear soccer shorts in the snow, avoids a hairbrush like the plague is in convinced that eating two tangerines at bedtime will keep nightmares at bay.
I promptly received the bad Mommy of the year award by taking a seriously hot steamy shower late one night in her shower (so I wouldn’t wake up my husband in our room). Yup, you guessed it…I caused her precious words to drip all the way down the mirror. Needless to say, I had to confess in the morning and buy her more mirror markers since she was now “out of the gray” color.
One thing I picked up from this statement on the mirror is that if we do live our truth with food allergies, asthma, ill health/good health–what ever elements that are part of our personal story, then acceptance, tolerance and diversity get a chance. Ah, sometimes I need to my kids to bring home the reality check!
I hope you change the world too by simply being yourself-have a fabulous day!