3 Things My Child has Taught Me in the First Year About Life
1. Not to worry: In my life, as an adult, I have learned that there are times things do not go my way. I tend to worry about what is going to happen or what could negatively affect me. I think about how I am going to pay my bills, be more successful, and how I can make sure that my family has everything that they need. My son doesn't worry about anything. He knows that he will have everything he needs and most of what he wants. Through meeting his needs, I have come to the understand that I don't need to worry about what can happen to me in life that I have a relationship with my Heavenly Father and He will supply all my needs and give me the desires of my heart according to His will. I am not saying that I will not work or always strive for better, but I have learned not to worry all the time about everything.
2. Appreciate your surroundings: I am an extravert I love going out into the world and visiting people, socializing and enjoying life. At times with all of the hustle and bustle that comes with life. I forget to at times stop and smell the roses. My son will stop and look at the sky, or pick a blade of grass. He will extend his hand to touch the rain. I forget sometimes to slow down and appreciate my surroundings and take a deep breath of fresh air and thank our Creator for this beautiful earth.
3. Set a goal and conquer it: I can not tell you how many times I have set personal goals and let them fall by the wayside. I also tend to give myself too much grace and think that it can be accomplished tomorrow, or the next day, or the day after that. I really learned how with a set goal and determination you can actually be successful. Though my son has only been alive for a little over a year, I have watched him roll over, sit up, crawl, stand, and finally WALK! I know, I sound like a first time mom, but I am and I am unapologetic and I am thoroughly enjoying this journey so far. I have watched my son cry over frustration for not accomplishing his goal of going to the next level. I have watched as he worked on it everyday and eventually, with hard work, has accomplished everything he has set out to do in his new little life. He doesn't let anything get in his way either. LOL! His actions have taught me to keep going and to never give up.
Applying these 3 things have really changed my outlook on life. I look forward to whatever else I motherhood teaches me. Stay tuned...