There has been so much growth recently in the Fire Fairy household. I have a tendency to worry, to poke and prod a problem, to create a solution and tackle it, well . . . and just not let things be. I don’t know if this is right or wrong, but it is who I am. (ok. I know it’s not a greatthing)
I tend to frame my children by how I need to help them, either through health stuff, or behavior stuff, or love stuff. I’m trying to change my frame of reference to celebrating all of the amazingness I see going on in my home, in my children and in me. I’m seeing more and more how I describe my kids is exactly who they are, or how they become. I have always described them as awesome, because in fact they are. I have always described them as loving, because they are. funny, silly, plus so much more, but . . . there is always a ‘but’ . I always seem to tag on a ‘but’ and what if as I add this tag, this helps create who they are as much as my celebration of their awesomeness encourage the awesome? The same can go for me and my personal ‘but’s, and possibly in how you describe ‘you’. What if my beliefs and worries create my reality? What if your ‘but’s do the same for you?
Clearly I am still digesting the great video by Louise Hay I posted last week.
So here is my revamped brief description of my amazing children. What is below is all 100% true, with no ‘but’s included (even if my brain is screaming them out, and even though those ‘but’s are filled with self-blame)- I’m sending out the good energy and inviting all of the wonderful possibilities that will happen.
*My children are so amazingly healthy. When they become ill, they recover quickly and in the 9 years I have had these darlings, I have only had to have MD help a handful of times for acute issues. – that shows an amazing constitution.
*My children can eat a wonderful variety of foods. The foods change by the season. It is cooked with love and skill. They adore what they eat.
*My children are being raised in a beautiful home rich in love, interesting exploration, comfortable space, and close to nature.
*My children are filled with joy, love, compassion, patience.
*My children are able to communicate clearly.
*My children sleep through the night! (so hard not to add a ‘but’ here. lol)
* I am gentle with myself as I continue on my journey. <3
This has been very emotional for me to write, so don’t feel like you need to write your but-less list (each time I write that I have a middle school giggle), but maybe think about it as you go through your day. I welcome and embrace each one of you whether you share your list or keep it to yourself.
I’m still riding high from yesterday’s hike, where I saw my middle son, usually so slow and tired and overwhelmed during a hike – walk courageously on and only require some extra help once in a while.
Another gorgeous day today. It still feels like summer. It is still hot enough for swimming, but no insane heat.
I am loving the work I’ve been doing on my business using a program called ‘Mama Bootcamp’. It’s been great for me.
Swim, watermelon and juicy tea – I love summer with my family.
Have a beautiful, sunny, but-less day my dears. ; )