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January 15, 2005

Love in the Family

More for the Mommy-Inspiration files. . .

You cannot spoil anyone by truly loving them (meaning always doing what is best for them, not what is expedient or easy). Loving means meeting needs as you see them. And that can and does include the important skill of delaying gratification and learning to live WITH your fellow human beings, all at appropriate ages.

If love is your motivating force, you will be able to enjoy a relationship with your family from birth to old age. That isn't to say all will be rosy, but at least you will know that your motivation is on track even when your practice is a bit out of whack for a time. I remember telling my oldest when he was 12 that he could always trust my motivation was love for him even if things didn't always seem that way in the moment.

I try to live that every day, to love and act from love all the time. And even when I fail at it from time to time, I know where the mark is again. . . .Just live, love and be loved. We only get this moment right now... --Patti, Mom to 9 in Ohio

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Without love, we are nothing but a gong.

Sometimes I think (ok, I know) I have just clanged through the day.

My children deserve a symphony of love instead of cacaphony....

Changing my tune,
Ann holyexperience.blogspot.com

Posted by: Ann at January 16, 2005 05:16 AM

My children deserve a symphony of love instead of cacaphony....

Beautifully said, Ann.

Welcome, btw. *grin*

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 21, 2005 11:54 AM

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