Right on Track

 In find peace in parenting, Mormon moms
Our thoughts matter.  My thoughts matter.  Your thoughts matter.
Recently I realized that I was ~ without knowing it ~ thinking that my family was fractured.  We don’t all see things the same way.  We don’t all even believe the same things anymore.  Some individual relationships are strained.  Feelings have been hurt.  Walls have been built for protection.
Of course, when I believe my family is broken I become overwhelmed with feelings of despair and powerlessness.  In case you don’t know what that looks like it’s… lots of worry; second-guessing myself and others; and, a big desire to control things I can’t control.  Sounds like a recipe for disaster ~ when all I really want is a close, loving family.
This is where the power of awareness comes in!
When I realized I was thinking my family is damaged (and I really did NOT know that was spinning around in my head) I decided to start consciously believing something else ~ We are becoming a forever family and we’re right on track.
Seriously.  We are becoming a forever family and we’re right on track.
I mean, don’t forever families need to learn how to navigate hard times, as well as good?  Don’t forever families need to learn how to love each other unconditionally even if we may not agree with each other all the time?  Don’t forever families need to learn how to sacrifice for each other, support each other, learn from each other, forgive each other?  If the answer to any or all of these is “yes” (and I believe it is), then we are truly becoming a forever family and we’re right on track.
My heart has been full of peace and a new level of unconditional love for each member of my family since changing my paradigm.  This isn’t to say, however, that there haven’t been disappointments and disagreements in our family since I embraced this new way of seeing us, but what’s going on in my head seems to make all the difference.

What’s going on in your head?

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  • SJS
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    So true! Sometimes we have to agree to disagree on certain issues UNTIL a later time. In the meantime, we can still do everything else to make our relationships stronger. Answers will come…just not always as soon as we might want…in the Lord's due time! Patience is a virtue we all need to learn! AND, we are stronger because of the wait! Don't stumble…use the time as a building block!

  • Kelly
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    Yep ~ it's all truly a matter of perspective (which comes from our thoughts!); remembering that can make a real difference.

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