Saturday Morning Coffee
Parenthood, elections, and gratitude seem to be the three themes that have ruled my thoughts this week.
Parenthood: Worrying if I am a “good-enough” mom swarms my brain almost hourly. My munchkins know just how to push my buttons and I often find myself saying brash or sarcastic comments. Neither brashness or sarcasm are qualities that I want to dominate my children’s personalities, so I fret and worry over how damaging my words have been and I work hard to heal any emotional bruises made my by short temper.
My very good friend Kim assures me that I am doing just fine.
Kim says, “Do you know how I know you are a good mom? Because you actually worry about being a good mom. Moms that don’t care about their kids, don’t worry about being a good parent.” She is so right! In answer to my fears Wednesday, I shared “You are Enough,” I think all “good parents” should know they are enough.
Elections: The best quote applicable to many of the upcoming elections was stated by Edmund Burke, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
Too many “good” people are afraid to step up and lead our communities, states, and country because of the horrible, scrutinizing affair that has become our election process. If we want a kinder, more compassionate government that uses common sense policies to benefit the greater cause, we are going to have to quit sensationalizing the individuals who have the greatest shock value and turn our focus on those who are willing to serve in office and shine with an honest, honorable light. If the light shone is honest and honorable, it will fail to illuminate those who do not possess those qualities. They will not be able to stand the brilliance of the upright.
Gratitude: Gratitude is one of my favorite topics to ponder. I LOVE sending Thank You cards and committing acts to show my thankfulness for others. Ashamed, I am working on my November Positivity Challenge. My shame comes from the fact that I have not drafted a positivity challenge since July. Where does time go????!? As you can imagine, the November Interntergy Challenge will be all about gratitude. Fire up your gratitude journals, you are going to want them for next month and hopefully longer.
Thank you for sharing my Saturday Morning Coffee with me. I hope you have found common ground or different (hopefully positive) insight into things that have been on your mind as well.
Put your energy and intent into having a terrific day!
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. It took 2 cups of coffee to write this post.