Thoughts on fostering growth through empathy
- a blog for parents -
You're awake. Alert (hopefully). And ready to take on your day.
So what do you want? What kind of day do you want to have? What's the most important thing you want...today?
If you're not sure how to answer that question, you wouldn't be alone. It's not always an easy question to answer because it sometimes feels really selfish to think about what we "want".
Let's try a work around. What is your intention for this day? And, yes, I know the expression, "the road to hell is paved with good intentions". But...I think it's also true that, without any intentions, we may be walking down that road anyway!
So, what if, just for today, you intended to stay curious and open to possibilities? What might happen? What might you learn? What might you understand? What might you experience?
What if, just for today, you intended to engage in your life with courage, or compassion, or joy or...? What then? What might this day look like? Feel like? What might your experience be like? How might others experience you? How might your children experience you?
Pause - just for a moment - and pick an intention for today...