“The attitude that you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from, more than what you tell them. They don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” By Jim Henson
I think this scares me more than any other quote I’ve read so far. Mostly because I’m not sure what I’m showing my daughter. I know what I tell her, but am I living those words? Not entirely. Well, at least not in every area of my life. If I need motivation to live a better life, then inspiring her to live a good life is my focus. Everyone says she does do a lot of things like me, so I can see how I am influences her.
I’m choosing to take this as a reminder to pause before acting or reacting. I can ask myself how will she see this reaction? What am I teaching her here? What am I teaching anyone watching in the actions I take? Finally, what do I want to be remembered for being?