The Biggest Lesson of Living 45 Years

What one of my friends loves about me?

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I’ve learned to keep a

BIG

 

YES,

out before the Universe.

I have learned to say YES.

I have learned to say “YES,” to life and living leads me to the life I want to live.

What have I had to overcome?

Fear!

 

Fear of Failure

Fear of Rejection

Fear of Getting “it” (whatever that is) Wrong

FEAR

 

So many times; before I would even start, I would have convinced myself how it, (whatever it was), was going to fail. Then not just failing but being embarrassed was a HUGE concern. So I lived safe. Listened to myself, tell myself NO.  I would watch. I would peer out of my eyes, watching others walk and live. I would stand still.

Until I didn’t want to stand still.

Standing still was no longer serving me.

I wanted something.

What do you want?

I wanted something bad enough, that I was willing to say, “whatever this takes.”

Life has never been the same.

 

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THE BIGGEST LESSON OF OVER TWENTY –

ONE YEARS OF PARENTING.

 

SAY YES MORE OFTEN!

 

 

 

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There is a parenting lesson I wish I would have learned earlier.

 

It is  to have said, “YES;” more often.

Say yes to the game, to the extra book, to the skipping in the rain, to the spreading out a blanket and gazing at the stars.

Say yes to I can do that; though there was not and is not a bone in my body that wanted, to do whatever the request happened to be in that moment.  To bake the cookies, to have the flour fights, to bring out the play doh, to make squishy science stuff, to go sledding, to create the traditions, and to show up for the little moments, the inconsequential millions of moments that pass by so haphazardly.

NO, it is not that I think I could or can be super mom.

But I am guilty of saying, “no,” for convenience.

As I  journeyed into creating Living Mangaliso, I realize I wasn’t just saying; “no,” to my kids.

I was saying; “no,” to me.

Not just in parenting either.

I was saying, “No, I can’t do that.” When I was really saying, “I’m scared I’ll fail.”

I was saying, “No, not now.” When I was really saying, “Not ever.”

Living a life of YES, can be scary.

Living a life of YES, can be exhilarating.

Living a life of YES, with healthy respect for the POWER of the word, will change your life.

Try

 

 

Try and live a morning, an afternoon, an evening and say YES!

Try and live a whole day with yourself and say, “YES.”

Try and live a whole day with your kids and say, “YES.”

LIVE A WHOLE DAY WITH YOUR DREAMS

 

AND SAY,

 

 

 

“YES!”

 

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