Better People

“And so only a question of the time we have, and the lives that our children need, as they can only keep growing up with what they know through what we teach and what they see”.

Xavier Rudd, “Better People”

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the power we hold in our hands.  As parents.

If we give our children what they need physically and spiritually, they will hold the tools to broaden their futures, stand up for change, live to their fullest potential.

If I teach my children now to eat healthy foods, perhaps they will have healthier lives.

If I teach my children about respect and diversity, perhaps they will bridge the gap for tolerance.

If I teach my children to love the earth, perhaps they can continue to try to save it.

If I teach my children to love themselves, perhaps they will be more confident than I am.

Isn’t that what every parent wants, to see their children grow, prosper and live better lives than they had?

Sometimes the battles seem too big, the goals too far out of reach.  Sometimes you just need a reminder that you can affect change, simple change at home.

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7 responses to “Better People

  1. What lovely thoughts…I just keep teaching and hope its sinking it. Emailed you privately.

  2. Denise

    you always have a way of making me think about things.

  3. so true, so true…what a daunting task this parenting business is.

  4. Lots of small changes add up to big change…xo

  5. The love you have for your daughters will show itself evident even in future generations. Your girls are very blessed!

    ~~Camie~~

  6. Love this. You are right on target. You’ve provided food for thought today. Thank you.

  7. Yes, yes, yes! They are our hope. They can be the change we wish to see in the world. All we have to do is live the example and affirm their innovations. Won’t it be fun to see where they take us…when it’s their turn?

    LOVE THIS! So happy to be catching up again… Missed you!

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