"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
-- Dr. Suess
Aloha and welcome to Crazy Mom Life! My name is Stacie and I'm a big family mama on a journey of letting go of other's opinions and doing more and more of what works for me and my family.
Wanna join me? We can get real together :)
It was is exactly what I felt like doing and yet I regretted the words even as they came out of my mouth.
They have a ton of Legos. They probably wouldn’t even notice those were gone, but that’s not the point.
Later I thought out what I said…
If they pick up their Legos because we threaten to throw them away if they don’t, why will they be putting those Legos away?
Because they’re afraid we’ll throw them away.
Is that what I really want? For them to make the “right” decision out of fear?
Yes, I want them to put away the Legos, but I also want them to do the right thing for the right reason.
I don’t know how many life coaching, self development gurus I see out there constantly remind people NOT to live or make decisions out of fear. I even hear Dave Ramsey talking about the idea that God does not give you a spirit of fear. Making decisions because you’re afraid of something is no way to live.
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