Oooh, rejection stings. We all know it well. Whether as a child or as an adult, from friends, family, or within our profession, rejection bites and burns. Rejection stays with us and runs storied laps in our heads. And when we can step aside and imagine the story someone else is living we can plainly see that the opinions of others have absolutely no value in worthiness. How could it? Human beings are "only human" and make mistakes with every breath. How many of those flippant, off handed comments that felt like enormous rejection were moments of poor judgement? Mistakes are rungs in a growth ladder yet to be climbed by an unknowing, dare I say, ignorant, offender? How sad is it to take that innocent (or even malicious) comment, that poorly placed rejection and give it the enormity of defining our worthiness?
Rejection is nothing but a word. A word we use to define an action. It has no bearing on our...
Mother in the lead
One day she awoke inspired and her children created music and song
One day she felt depleted, her morose flock sucked from her more and more
One day she focused on love and wept to see the tenderness of her tribe
One day gratitude graced her brow and abundance kissed her lineage twice
As Mothers we have enormous leadership power within our own family unit. You set the tone for the whole family. We all know that when mama goes down the whole ship sinks. I choose to see that as a super-power and not an overwhelming burden. It gives me permission to take care of myself so that I know I can care for the beautiful crew I lead. It also reminds me that every thought I have, every word I say, every action I take, is not only being learned by everyone around me but is a tool to guide and coach. Have you ever been in a really good place in your heart and in your mind and noticed that quietly the whole family seems to be simply content? That is...