This past two weeks ‘off’ from the normal busy routine has given me a ton of time to do some really sound pondering. Things have come to light and I struggle with how to respond to these revelations. There are things in my life that I am super-duper jazzed about, and *live* for. Things that nourish me and I cherish the affect they play on my life. Then there are things that are the opposite. What do you do with that? Do you choose to bail because it is not nourishing your sole? Or do you proceed and persevere because it is something you have committed/promised to do? Following through on a promise is something I hold true to my character and constantly try to portray for my children. I have them analyze “who it affects” when they make their decisions. If they have made a promise and feel less-than-jazzed about it, I encourage them to follow through with their promises because it is something someone is counting on. It becomes a part of their character to bail and cause distrust, or to fulfill and nurture trust. So being that type of example for them, I then struggle because my ‘promises’ tend to be much larger than what their’s might be as children. My promises affect much more…. but still boils down to the same bottom line.
Pondering…. pondering…. pondering.
(Advise, feedback, experience…. greatly welcome! 😀 )