Monday, December 20, 2010

WATCH

I think this installment is the most powerful, thus far.

Remember, my mom is getting these from a BOOK - she isn't writing them herself. She is sending them to me with her fun artwork to ensure that I will actually read them, and read them I DO!

When it comes to this concept, I have to admit it - I am one of those mothers who says, "DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO." Especially considering my sailor mouth and lack of patience with people... But this has really made me stop and think about that trashy attitude. I want to be a good example for my children, truly I do. Which means I am going to have to watch myself a little better...

Watch what you're doing. Little eyes are watching more than you know. So be mindful of all that you model. No matter what you say or how often you say it, what matters is where your feet go walking. Walking your talk means aligning your words with your actions. Saying what you mean and meaning what you say. Showing up the same whether you're kicking back with the kids or kicking butt at the town hall meeting. Keep an eye on how you speak about others, lest little voices echo everything they hear. For all the times you tell them to watch their language, make sure that you're watching yours. Are you watching along while they're watching too much tv? Watching over their shoulders after you tell them you trust them? Nobody says that a mom has to be a paragon of virtue. Nobody says you can't slip. Just watch your step. Little feet are following closely behind you.

1 comment:

  1. our New Year's resolution: No more sailor mouth! I am right there with you

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