I LOVE this! I would add one more. Whenever my students say, “It’s too hard!” I always say, ” Well good thing you are a person who can do hard things.” Then I help them create a strategy. This is called “planting seeds.”
The article above is so powerful, and it is exactly how I operate in the world, and with my children. My almost five year old recently learned to ride without training wheels, and yesterday he tried out a new bike that was big for him. The riding was easy for him, but as he was getting further and further away from me, I had a moment of what if he wipes out. He was wearing a helmet, he knew hot to break and stop on his little bike, but on this one his instinct was to jump off and fall to the side. Thank God a few light falls, still figuring it out, but all I can do to keep myself sane is trust that everything will turn out fine, and my kids are in God’s hands.
Big decisions, jumping into challenges, and life in general I approach this same way, just go in head first, go all in, and then reevaluate, because I would not want to not try.
My kids will learn by example,
Life is life,
We have gratitude,
So blessed for conscious acknowledgement of revealed good,