I have given many motivational speeches to my kids. Some have been met with sighs, eye rolling, and out-and-out tuning me out–evident by the glazed over eyes. However, they’re dang good speeches.
The titles of my speeches…..
If you try something and it doesn’t work, then try something else.
There is no such thing as a mistake, mistakes are lessons.
Be kind, even if others aren’t kind in return. You don’t know what they are personally struggling with.
Don’t walk through our neighbor’s yards, it’s rude and that’s what sidewalks are for, respect their property.
Never give up because there is always a solution.
We use tissues, not our sleeves.
Believe in your abilities. Some may not be perfect to others, but they are perfect because you tried.
Learn the difference between what you have control over changing, and what you don’t. You can’t change others to be the way you want them to be.
One of my latest – Be kind to your dad and me, one day you may have to take care of us, and we are already plotting our revenge to act like teenagers.
And my personal favorite…no matter what, no matter where, if you need us, we will be there in a heartbeat, void of judgement.
Our oldest son—the one I feel as if I’ve lost? He’s there, I know he loves us. He just has to find his path, and we have to let him.
All those speeches? I need to listen to a few of them. The words come out of my mouth, and I honestly believe in what I’m saying. It’s how I strive to live, and I need to remind myself to listen.
Maybe I need a little time with my nose stuck in the corner to think about it. 😀