Be better today than you were yesterday.
If not for yourself, then for your children – who are always watching. There’s never a better time to start over than this moment. You can’t edit what you’ve done, can’t control what will be, but you CAN affect change RIGHT NOW. How?
If you fail at something, don’t give up, do it again, with more gusto the second (or third, or fourth…)! The best solutions usually aren’t the first ones you come up with.
Even when it’s challenging; a kind word is NEVER wasted.
Stop & think.
There’s always more to what you see on the surface. Take a moment to contemplate before you speak or act.
We’re all fallible. Sometimes an apology breaks through a disagreement like nothing else. You can iron out the details after everyone feels better.
Don’t take it personally.
You are only responsible for how YOU feel and act and behave. So when your child (or anyone) acts out, acknowledge their hurt, offer support, but don't make it about you.
Hug, kiss, touch, connect, and look at your loved ones and really listen when they speak. Simple actions - things that come naturally - are key to letting them know you truly LOVE THEM.
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We just don't know how long we're here. It's never too late to make a positive change in yourself, and in your relationships. How are YOU going to change today?