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I never really realized how much my kids watch me until I was talking to my daughter Nishe’ yesterday. I was telling her that if I could go back I would do a lot of things differently when they were younger. Cause I feel like they learned things from me that I didn’t want them to necessarily learn. She basically let me know that she was watching me more than I think. But I also realized that at time that I gave what I could give at that time.
I guess that she could learn from my mistakes as well. But I want her to learn more positive things than negative. Well I really hope it is more positive than negative. She has shocked me with what she has noticed. One day out of the blue she told me that she was proud of me for hanging out with a friend. She told me she notices that normally when it comes to going out without my family I make excuses for not going. But this one time I said yes and she was glad that I did because she thinks I needed to take more time for myself. Once she told me this I asked her what else she learned from me. This is what she said:
- She learned that she doesn’t have to be quiet when something is bothering her.
- She learned that it is never too late to make friends.
- She learned how to get out of her comfort zone.
- She learned to be nice and considerate.
- She learned to not conform to society.
Who knew that she learned so much from me. I don’t know exactly how she learned it all from me but I am glad she learned it though. Hearing this just reminds me that I need to be the best example to her that I can be. Even more so now that she is an adult. I want to continue to show my kids how to be the best person they can be. I have to remember they are watching my every move. Because of this I know there are some more things that I need to work on. I will work on those things and become an even better me. Knowing that they are learning from me keeps me motivated to continue pursuing my dreams and learn to grow and learn from my mistakes.
I want the lessons my kids learn from me they take into the rest of their lives. I believe that is every mother’s wish. In fact in the book Promises I Made My Mother that’s exactly what the author Sam Haskell is talking about. Sam Haskell promised his mother that he would live life with the values of character, faith, honor , and lessons that she taught him. He talks about how he figures out how to do this and still be the person he wants to be while still keeping his promise. He is sharing a journey that all of us go through. I haven’t read this book yet but I am contemplating picking it up . I think it would be a great read. If you want to read Sam Haskell’s journey head over to Amazon and pick his book up.