Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Stop and Smell the Roses

I played The Secret Memory Game this morning and this is what I got:

Remind your children constantly, through your words, that they are unlimited – that they can have anything, do anything, and be anything they want. Remind them to speak of what they want and to focus on that. When they say they don’t want something, ask them what they do want. Always bring them back to what they want. Embrace each of your children as the unique being that they are, and rejoice in their freedom to express themselves. Allow them to learn their own lessons, and know within yourself that everything is unfolding for them perfectly.

I love that there is a way that we can instill The Secret in our children. Of course they still need to learn the difference between material things fulfilling them verses what honestly gives inner happiness. We as adults need to show them the way. If we fill our lives up with material things thinking that those will keep us happy, our children will have the same beliefs. Our children need to see that it is the simple things in life is what matters. Ever hear the saying, stop and smell the roses? To me it means, take time to look around you and see all that is here for us. All that nature has to give and yet nature asks for nothing in return. Stop focusing on the every day stresses and realize that we are the ones who chose our lives to be as stressful as they are, whether it be by our choices or our attitude. Remember that children are little sponges and they feel and see everything that we do. Make it a goal to ask your children what they are grateful for so that they focus on the happy things in their lives. Let them know that they have a wonderful future in store for them and that you will be there for them every step of the way.

What I am thankful for today:
my children
their excitement over the little things in life
the ability to teach them that they are unlimited
my PartyLite show on Saturday
inspirational quotes
our freedom
each and every new day