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There are times when I ask myself if I should be doing more.
If I should get out there and advocate for the things I believe in. If I should be out in the world being the change I wish to see.
Should I be louder? Braver? Stronger? Do I need to make waves in order to make a positive change in this world?
Then I look at my kids, and I think about our life and how hard my husband and I work to live with purpose, how hard we work at being conscious and connected parents. I think about how we are educating ourselves constantly not only on how to be better parents but better humans.
I think about how I work on a daily basis to provide myself with self-care so I can be there 100 percent for this life and for my relationships, especially with my children, my husband, and myself. I think about all the balls I am juggling and how for the first time in my adult life I feel like I am doing a pretty damn good job.
This makes me wonder.
Would I be able to keep all these balls in the air if I were out trying to “change the world?”
Would I be able to take walks with my husband or watch my son play minecraft or play cards with my daughter?
Would I be able to have all these little moments if I were out doing “big” things?
Or what if all these small moments make up the big things?
What if by setting the best example and being the best role model I can be for my kids, I am changing the world? What if leading by example of how to be open-minded and inclusive, we are creating kind humans who will one day shape the society where our grown children accept our human differences as a normal part of our community?
What if by educating myself and improving myself I can change the world with each interaction I have with my kids?
What if by working daily to have a strong marriage, we are an example of true connection for our kids?
What if the small decisions we make in our parenting and our daily lives can change the world and make waves?
What if by taking these small steps in improving our lives and how we parent we can create a huge wave?
A wave with examples that will shape the way our children go out into the world. A wave that can change lives by raising children who are kind and inclusive, children who celebrate our differences and accept change.
What if the change we wish to see in the world is employed at home? That way, we are creating the change through our children and future generations.
What if we can change the world one child at a time?