“Before becoming a mother I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children. Now I have seven children and one theory: love them, especially when they least deserve to be loved.”
Everyone deserves to be loved ALL the time. Love is not earned – it’s a basic human right! Perhaps I would rephrase this to : Love them, especially when you least feel like loving them!”
Kids certainly provide challenges. I’d love to say that I am a perfect mother, but am far from it. I get reminded of this at least once a week!
“Mum, you tell your clients to be positive, but listen to you now”….
Well, yes, it does keep me on my toes and force me to practice what I teach. After all, we teach what we most need to learn, so I think I’m here for a big purpose – to remind you, no matter how well you’re doing as a parent, person, friend, worker, business owner or employee, housekeeper or manager of the broom – you have skills, talents, abilities, gifts that you need to use.
The theory and the practice is often vastly different. That’s the gap that makes us feel really uncomfortable -the gap between what we know we could or should be doing, and what we are actually doing!