|Life's Lemons / Moyan_Brenn|
For the single parent, supplant a smile on your face. If you have a significant other, you don’t need me to tell you. Either way, your misfortune doesn’t necessitate personally involving your children. They don’t own your problem and certainly don’t need to be impacted by stray emotions as a result.
Keep moving. Don’t let them see you cry. Don’t let them see you sweat. Keep moving. Your children are going to know something is up and you won't be able to hide emotions from your loved ones; they know your mannerisms and nuances perhaps better than anyone may. Nevertheless, don’t let your children absorb your pain when it comes to your predicament.
Show them you know they know, but that you own your problem and you will work through it. Allow your teens to be consumed in their own lives; they may not fight you on that and life doesn’t really stop for anyone. Provide your little ones additional comfort. Share with all in the gift of compassion and humility.
Here’s something to take with you, if not just for the day, then better if it stays with you:
Rules for your Daily Life ©
1. Don’t be sensitive, relax
2. Do not accept nonsense
3. Be yourself
4. Feel confident you are ok
5. No matter what others actions, what others say, be you
6. Find peace within, recall what’s inside
7. Be humble
8. Surrender to the sh*t, its all good
9. Believe in yourself
10. You are a remarkable, wonderful human being
© All Rights Reserved, December 2007
Permission to copy for personal use. Put on a business card and laminate; let these words resonate through your day. Keep moving. Keep smiling. If it’s in your spirit, pray.
© 2012 Bruce Buccio