I want to appreciate you, just for being the parent you are.
Will you join me?
Would you please take a moment…even a fraction of a
second…right now…and appreciate yourself as a parent?
How often do we take time–even a nanosecond–to appreciate not what we’re doing, but simply that we arebeing the grown-up in this little person or these little people’s lives?
Just the fact of our existence and presence means they get to have a sense of themselves in the world as someone important, someone loved, someone special.
We are that gift!
No matter what human frailties we have exhibited, what things we’ve said or done that weren’t as we wished…we are here. And they are right where they are because we brought them into our lives.
So I say to you today: Well done, parents!
And if we do want to take it a step further…
Let’s appreciate our inherently human qualities…those things that mean the world to little ones (even though they may not realize it).
The warmth of our hugs…
The shine in our eyes when we watch them…
The glow of our smile…
Just as we appreciate the young people in our lives, just for being them…let’s take a moment to appreciate ourselves–just for being us–and what an amazing impact we have–just by being ourselves–on the lives of the young ones we care for.
Thank you, all parents, from the bottom of my heart, for showing up in whatever ways you can. It means the world to your children.
I know I can forget to appreciate myself…when I do, like right now, I realize, Wow, I am, after all, enough. Maybe even more than enough.
How do you feel when you take the time to appreciate yourself? Please tell me in the space below.