I always said I wouldn't be one of those parents that buys their kid a million things for their birthday. Memories are more important than things and I want my daughter to build memories. Yet as I look at the outdoor swings, bath toys, books, and other toys I think of all the fun we could have playing together and I have to reel myself back in.
I said I would host a big party because we have a large family and friend base but I would not go over the top. Yet as I look through all the cute themed food ideas and games, I can feel myself drawn into why parents go over the top!
I said when I was a mom I would be sure to take me time and keep up with my self-care practices of yoga and meditation. ...pause... (cue laughter). Well, I try. I pat myself on the back when I manage three days a week.
I say I want to grow my business and yet at the same time I am stalling on all the amazing opportunities that are right in front of me. Today it is time to draw the line. My awareness of these, and many other, differences in what I say versus what I do means it is time to choose. It is time to either change what I say or change what I do.
I'm grateful for this awareness. I'm grateful for the laughter I find as I think of these splits. Yet I am also grateful to not just brush it off; to take a serious look at unifying my words and actions. I'm grateful to choose a couple key gifts for my daughter. I'm grateful to know that I will have help from my amazing mother-in-law doing some of the silly and fun party foods. I'm grateful to say yes to a couple of the business opportunities in front of me and start incorporating that focus back into my life. And I'm grateful to choose to make today one of the days this week that I take care of myself.
What differences do you find in what you say versus what you do? How can you narrow the gap if not erase it all together?
May today remind us that sometimes we have to let go of old beliefs and accept the choices we make today. May we find humor in the things we do while still taking the time to re-align. Have a beautiful day!