Wisdom Wednesday – Raising Them Up

Raising little ones is the best and most challenging part of my life. One I wouldn’t give up for the world and also one that has made me cry great big alligator tears.

Being a parent has been a journey in itself. What is right for one parent or child will not be exactly right for another parent or child.

However what I have learned is that being a parent doesn’t have to be hard. Raising a child is simply that… raising them to be the best person they can be as they learn this wonderful world we love in.

As I type this my son has been sending me photos of how he unpacked our monthly doTERRA order and unwrapped everything and has it sorted on our kitchen table. He found the Holiday Guide and was also sending me photos of what’s in it and what he would like (and why!!!). I love that we are able to show the kids a different way (from how we both grew up-which I’m not knocking at all) of taking care of our health in a more natural holistic way.

The other night my daughter and I were talking. Early we had been talking about feelings and that evening she made a comment about how every single person no matter who they are or anything else, has a brain and a heart. I then added so everyone is capable of loving… and she finished with “and thinking”. Then she added in, but you don’t think with your heart you think with your head, your heart controls the blood flow in your body. I asked her where she feels her feelings. She pointed to her solar plexus and said right here! At her young age she already has a base understanding of our body and our “3 brains”… our brain, heart and gut!

One reason I love the oils are a part of our life, is because they give us reasons to talk much more openly about how we feel. And what the various oils can do for our emotions! Before school and at bedtime the kids each get oils on. I truly love our connection and the opportunity to spend that time with each of the kids.

Tonight after we got home from skating my boy was literally waiting for us to get home. Our Dream Convention kit arrived and he was eagerly awaiting to smell the new oils!!! The pure excitement and intrigue of the kids lit me up. I instantly grabbed my phone to capture the memory. Not just cause the oils smell good either, because they know they work! For the past 4+ years of their life this has been their healthcare! Well with the exception of Carson breaking his wrist lol. Even for that I was applying oils while in the hospital!

They eagerly went through the various new oils and products learning what they are and can use them for.

Which really got me thinking tonight. About how life doesn’t have to always be “perfect” for it to be one hell of an amazing experience. As I looked back at the video of my kids my heart felt like it was going to burst… and I almost missed this… because typically when I do Facebook lives I want to be sure the area is tidy and clean… well real life happens and I surprised myself tonight with how awesome it was to jump on and truly share the excitement in our home tonight… no judgment 🀩!

My Wednesday wisdom… just be yourself. Regardless of what whoever may think. Just be you and embrace real life with all the twist, turns, highs and lows.

Yes at this moment I have a few piles of papers on our island to deal with, piles of photos and frames in our entrance. But you know what this is because of the progress we’ve made. So if we have to live with a bit of “clutter” at the moment it’s ok because I feel even more motivated now to allow myself the week to get done what needs to and tackle the bigger jobs on the weekend!

Be nice to yourself. The slower we go in life, the more we can actually progress! Life is about living and loving. It’s not a competition. Just be you, the best you that you are here to be!

πŸ’– Sleep tight, Pam

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