Be the change you wish to see in your children
17 October 12
This mandate has revolutionised our parenting. It has changed my life. It has given me the courage to pursue an authentic existence and the grace to allow others to do the same.
Whenever I see behaviour in our own children that I don’t like, I stop and examine myself to see where I model it in the first instance. I can’t necessarily change my children, but I can change myself.
Language, manners, customs, habits, attitudes — I must first manifest the values that I desire to see in others. My passion at the moment is for our children, and I do want them to grow up to be strong, loving, creative, godly people. It is for this reason that I seek the righteous enlightenment that will first turn me into a godly woman.
A leader serves best by laying down his or her life, and so I sacrifice my own — my selfishness, my laziness, my petty jealousies and grudges — to become the love-filled person that I want our children to be. I won’t ask our children to change for my sake — I’ll change for theirs instead.
Be the change you wish to see in your children.
If this phrase resonates with you, you can join the gentle revolution in parenting and inspire others to do the same. Let me offer you a few props for the cause.
It’s easy to get a free sticker (or two). Send a message to me via the Sparkling Adventures FB page, and I’ll write to you and ask you for your postal address. Then I’ll send one out to you. I’m posting worldwide, and I’ll reprint the stickers when I run out.
If you prefer to decorate your virtual world, you can save an image formatted for FB’s cover photo or grab the button image below.
Let’s not waste any more time blaming others, our environment or our life circumstances. We can improve the world today, simply by first improving ourselves. For the sakes of our children, let’s start changing today.
Update: 21 December 2014
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