Whether it’s to smile more, take care of your health, give more, be more positive, spend more time with the kids, step out on their dreams, you never know who you’re inspiring. People are always observing you, your character, and your actions. Don’t take for granted how Purposeful you can be just by being yourself. I am a strong advocate for “Mommy First and everything else second.” People who work closely with me know this. Someone I work very closely with, who seems to be consumed with work, has once before (earlier this school year) made comments about and expressed respect for my stance and prioritized “mommy-hood”. I recently heard her say that working early in a.m. is her new “thing” because she’s trying to be a “better” mommy at night. I’d like to think that I may have had something to do with that. If I had been too timid, or insecure, or fearful to turn down certain tasks, or events, I would not have been true to who I am, would have in turn been miserable because of what I was compromising, and I would’ve missed the opportunity to inspire someone else. Be true to who you are. Be On Purpose. Be Yourself.
Proverbs 3:3-4 “Do not let mercy and kindness and truth leave you [instead let these qualities define you]; Bind them [securely] around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. So find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man.”
Galatians 1: 10 “Am I now trying to win the favor and approval of men, or of God? Or am I seeking to please someone? If I were still trying to be popular with men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.”