Saturday, May 18, 2013

this is water

Quite coincidentally, I stumbled upon this video. It was thrilling to watch however. Well, thrilling, maybe not exactly, but the message was definitely inspiring. As it portrays the most important message we try to set upon our kids every single day. "You choose". "You have decisions." "You can decide how you will act, how you will respond, how you will carry yourself." "You have made decisions and those decisions have consequences". "Yes, he hit you, but you get to choose what you'll do about it." "There is not good behavior and bad behavior, there are only good decisions and bad decisions." I feel like a broken record repeating these phrases over and over and over and over. But I believe them to the core.

So, this video, was such a relief, to hear someone sharing the same message. So important that I'm adding it here to the family blog. We all have choices. How we respond. How we act. What we do, and what we don't do. This reality, that you are in charge of you, is really empowering I believe. So, tomorrow, they'll hear all over again that they can make choices, and they will continue to hold the power of decisions, to shape their world and color it as they choose. Fingers crossed that they make good choices, cause it makes my job a whole lot easier.

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