Friday, April 8, 2011

My Daily Truth

I get daily emails from a website called The Brave Girls Club, and I really do enjoy them. I've been thinking so much lately about my life and situation and comparing it to others lives and situations. I choose to be a stay at home mom and I feel that its best for me and my family. If I thought that daycare was better for them then I'd send them to daycare. I don't. I think what I do for them is best. I prefer evenings with my whole family to evenings out with my husband, though I certainly do enjoy those too from time to time. A minivan was the right choice for us. Not everyone likes them or needs one but for us it works. The way I discipline my children is my choice and no one else's (well, Martin gets a say). When and where I send them to school is also my decision, and I will choose what I feel is best. The point here is that what is "best" is different for everyone. I hate it when someone tries to shove it down my throat that they are doing this, that or the other thing when what I have chosen is something different. Obviously, what they are choosing to do is their decision and what they feel is best for them and their families, and the same goes for me.

Here's the email that I got today from The Brave Girls Club:
Dear Unique Girl,

Everyone has a different journey. So different, in fact, that new lessons can be learned every single day from each other's journeys. Your friend's journeys are different from yours. Your children's are different, too. Your parents also went on an entirely different journey than the one that is meant for you.

That is why it is so important not to compare, criticize, or complain. We often have the tendency to compare the worst of what we are living through with the best of what others are enjoying. Everyone has the exact path, with the exact battles and the exact joys that are meant for them. We all learn in different ways, and we can all learn so much from each other, too.

So, live YOUR life. Love YOUR life.

Make the most of YOUR life.

And whenever you have the chance to meet another fellow traveler along the road of life, lend a helping hand whenever you can. An encouraging smile or a kind word or two. Be happy when good things happen to others and show compassion when difficult things come along. Remind those you know that ALL of it is good. All of it.

All of it is meant for growth and our ultimate joy.

Keep being the fabulous YOU that YOU are.

Thank you Brave Girl's Club. I needed that today. And I will keep being the fabulous me that I am :)

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