I am all about keeping it positive and real. I think that is what is most respected about me. Some do not agree and that's fine but for many, it's what makes it all work. I have been at this for several years now and I would rather work out issues then become combative. What good does that do? This is also the healthier route for us as parents. We have enough stress and if I went around adding more stress to my plate, I may not be around. We have to live with one another, work with one another, respect one another, and be there to support one another. This goes with work, friendships, family, and all that work with our kids. That's right, ALL that work with our kids!
You can of course agree to disagree but the approach is what is going to make it right or wrong for you. Of course there are times that you have to become a bit assertive (at times aggressive) in order to express your concerns or make people listen but even during those times, the approach is what most counts and defines you. That goes with everything in life. I am choosing a calm yet productive life where I will work hard to not only help my son, family, and all my clients but to also make a difference in this world. I am successful because of my approach, my relationships are strong because of my approach and my kids are happy because of my approach.
Enjoy the people around you, enjoy life, live life and pay it forward. Even if you are limited due to circumstances at home, there is always a way to make it positive. Don't get caught up in evil and negativity, that helps no one! Stay strong, keep your head up, and love your life even if it is not the way you planned your life to be.
You get one shot at this, life is to short. Let's all work on making this a more beautiful place not only for us but for our children. I challenge you all to do this and share with me what you are going to do or how you are going to make a difference. Nothing is to small, no gesture should go unnoticed. If you have already done something, share it. You will see how therapeutic this is for you. Sure it may seem like you don't have time to do but trust me, it always works out.
Can't wait to hear and see what evolves from this.
Make it a great week!