What Do You Want?
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“Home should be the place in which a person can unburden his soul and find renewed strength to face the world, where there is comfort, joy, and understanding, where best friends live, and where we can learn to be our best selves…. Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love. Home should be where life’s greatest lessons are taught and learned.”
Wow! Have you ever thought of your home like that before? Our homes will not accidentally become this beautiful place. We have to choose to make it so.
Now, I know your plate is already full. I know you have a list of things to do a mile long, but trust me here - There are small and simple things you can do to make your home and family stronger, more loving, more connected.
It’s not as difficult as you may think. Are you ready for this small and simple powerhouse? Here it is........
Expand your influence.
Let me explain.
Most parents want to be more patient, more loving, more supporting, and more forgiving of those they love. They want to spend more time together. They want to share important life lessons more often, and have more meaningful conversations. They want to express love and appreciate more often. They want to offer more encouragement and motivation. The list could go on and on.
Do you see the common theme here? It's "more". We want to offer more of whatever we can for our family. But there's only one of us and we are already tired tomorrow.....
That is why you need to expand your influence. Because if there were more of you, you could teach more and love more and encourage more and everything more. Right??
Absolutely! So I'm going to share the first simple step to expanding your influence in your home.
What do you want for your home & family? Write this down.
- What kind of relationships do you want to have with your family members?
- What values do you want to instill in your family?
- What role do you want religion to have in you family?
- What life lessons do you want your family to learn?
- What traditions do you want to share with your family?
- What experiences would you like them to have?
- What would you like to encourage or motivate in your home?
Look over this list you've made. Add to it as you feel impressed to. Spend time thinking about what you really want for your home & family.
Join us for Step 2 in which we will pretend to be a stranger in our own home.