“Doesn’t this just bug you? You just can’t win!” That was what a friend said to me one day when I was helping her clean her house. It was summer and the house was full of children. I was mopping the kitchen floor and small feet ran nimbly across hoping we didn’t see.
I have thought a lot about that question and how I feel about it. The answer for me is this “I am not at war with my children, I am here to serve.”
How do I find peace as a parent – I just work on the stories that I tell myself.
The power of a story is amazing. The stories that we tell ourselves about our own lives are the most powerful. Our stories generate feelings and expectations and can bring us joy, sorrow or anger. We can write a story of war or service and peace. How terrible to get up every morning and go to war! But to get up and serve?
Enjoy this video on the difference between waging war and giving service.
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