Note: This is a guest blog by the inspiring Cindy Cummings Johnson
The anxiety in me has been high. It feels like everything’s been caving in.
But I keep telling myself not to give up.
I remind myself that it always gets extremely hard right before a major breakthrough.
So I’ve really just been hanging on by a thread.
I keep wondering if everything that’s happening is just bad karma – and that I should just accept my punishment.
I had come to the conclusion that maybe the rest of my days are just to be a good mom.
That’s it. Cook, clean, run the girls to their activities, etc.
But it hit me recently: All that’s teaching the girls is to cook, clean, run errands for their kids – because kids learn, mostly by example.
I want them to have a dream and see it through.
I want them to go to beautiful places.
I want them to find their talents and hone them.
I want them to have fun with their friends. …and be a good friend.
I want them to recognize what’s wrong with our world and reach out to people in need.
The only way that’s going to happen is if they see me do it. NOW.
I now use this 3 word phrase as my mantra – to get me out of my head and onto my feet – taking action.
But, now when I do, I remind myself all of that is no excuse. After all, I’ve got my kids – and that’s the most wonderful thing in the world!
I may not have the support I wish I had.
(I miss venting to my mom so much!)
I may have no money.
(I’m at rock bottom, man!)
And so I repeat my empowering 3 word mantra – and take whatever steps I can – small steps if I must – but steps nonetheless.
I remind myself…
Written and shared with love by Cindy Cummings Johnson
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.
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