I am trying to be more authentic this year, and so I want to admit a big mistake I made. I got into a heated argument and raised my voice in front of Emma. I felt very passionate about the subject, but she was sitting in someone's lap and looked upset.
I immediately lowered my voice when I realized what I was doing.
That night I called a Master Spiritual Teacher because I felt terrible about my behavior. I already knew I would need to apologize to the adult I was quarreling with, but he helped me to realize I needed to apologize to Emma as well.
She might not understand my words because of her age, but it is important that she feel safe with me. I told her that I was sorry, and that I will not let that happen again.
I immediately felt better, and we shared a wonderful moment. I was able to release the guilt and make a vow not to make that mistake again.
The point I am trying to make is that you need to apologize to children. You not only set a great example, but you can also release any...
Many are reconsidering how they want to live their lives due to the pandemic.
We don’t know what is going to happen with the food supply, so I decided to go to North Carolina and volunteer on a sustainable farm to learn more about gardening.
The company I am volunteering for is called Gardens That Matter, and for a short period of time they are offering free classes on how to start your first garden and gardening with kids.
If you are interested in learning more about gardening, go to the Gardens That Matter Website https://www.gardensthatmatter.com/shop/ and use the code GROWJOY at checkout to obtain the free access.
When we create our own garden, we are taking care of Mother Earth. Happy Gardening!
Today we are celebrating Emma’s first birthday!
I am so excited to share this day with you! Make sure and look at her tutu. It is adorable.
We are having such a good time. I am loving my life and feeling very blessed to have her in it.
I wanted to share this moment with you.
We live each day in moments of time. Make the most of each moment because you will never get them back.
My lesson from Emma today is how important it is to start working with your kids about discrimination at an early age.
There is so much happening right now with discrimination: race, color, creed, black lives matter, religious differences, sexual preference, and these are only scratching the surface.
We have been celebrating Pride month as you can see. I also found an amazing book called Dream Big Little one which is about African American women and what they have contributed.
This kind of influence can go a long way. Talk to your kids and treat them equally because we are all ONE and equal in the eyes of the Universe.
With Emma, I am loving her as much as I can and setting an example for her when she is only 12 months by choosing what I read to her and giving her a rainbow flag.
We have so much influence over children. Mother Teresa said, “The way you help heal the world is that you start with your own family.”
You can change the world by showing...
I am back with you today with my beautiful niece, Emma. She has another lesson for me today. I call it “Planning for tomorrow, but living for today.”
It is important for us to look toward the future, to keep making plans and taking action steps to get us closer to making our dreams a reality, BUT we...
I was given another opportunity to get a lesson from Emma today. She is teaching me how to SLOW DOWN and enjoy every moment. I get so busy with my work that I forget to take a breather sometimes. It is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of life and miss the most beautiful moments.
So today, Emma and I are swinging in the hammock. We are on the floor playing with toys, and having a great time!
It is so important for us to slow down and enjoy our days because we never know which will be our last.
The question I would like to pose to you today is: What can you do to slow down and be in the moment?
We only have this moment. I want to encourage you to make the most of it.
I had so much fun making the video last week with my beautiful niece, Emma. I have decided to do a four part series on what Emma is teaching me.
Today I want to go back to one of my favorite sayings, “How important is it?”
For me, it was not that important to do my hair or get dressed up for this video because I could spend more time with her. It was also not important today for me to get my house perfectly clean because I would rather spend more time with her. I only get her for a few short weeks and I want to make the most of that time.
So what I would like to bring to you today is to think about “What is most important to you?” and to consider placing that as your priority. (As you can see in the video, Emma agrees.)
Take a few minutes to meditate on what you would like your priorities to be for the day, the week, and this year. We can put what is most important first and everything else will fall beautifully into place.
So many of us are falling into victim mode. We are complaining and focusing on what we are not able to do. We are only focusing on the terrible experiences in our life and not keeping our eye out for how we can serve.
I get it. As a sign language interpreter, I have not worked since March 9th because of shelter in place. I also have not been able to present as a life coach.
BUT I have been given the opportunity to watch my niece Emma. She is beautiful, and she is perfect. Because she lives so far away, I would not have the time to bond and spend time with her. But because of this tragic pandemic, I get to fill my days with this beautiful, baby girl.
I know we are having a hard time with COVID-19, and yes, everything is different, but we could look at our situation from another perspective.
Instead of being in the victim mode, we could step back and ask, “What is there for me to do?”
For you, it might be to make a phone call or wearing a mask. Only...
I want to talk to you about a tough subject…fear.
We often experience this in our lives through worry and anxiety.
The good news is fear is simply on the border of what we currently know. It doesn’t mean we can’t. It only means we haven’t taken that next step.
Fear is feedback letting us know we are on a new green growing edge and are stepping out of our comfort zone.
COURAGE is moving ahead in spite of our fear. So today I want you to wrap your arms around fear and say THANK YOU because it means you are growing into so much more.
You are getting out of your comfort zone and doing something new. Instead of going into fear, go into gratitude and say THANK YOU.
You are taking that courageous step to create a life you love.
Question for the day: Where can I move ahead in spite of my fear?
You’ve got this!
- Dr. Laura Cole
P.S. I hope you have enjoyed this video. It is part of my DAILY INSPIRATIONS membership program in which I will...
With every change in life, we have to build again from those hard impacts that come at us. A divorce, a loss of a job, a serious illness or maybe something like COVID-19 is what rocks our world. It is the Universe’s kick in the butt to get us back to reality and decide what is most important to us.
What is most important to you?
Is it more time with your family, so you can go to your kid’s activities. Maybe it’s bringing in more financial abundance, so you can FINALLY go on that vacation you have promised yourself.
When you are breathing your last breath, I do not want you to look back with any regrets.
Today, get in alignment with your values and what is most important to you.
So your question of the day is, “What is more important to you?”
Have an amazing day!
- Dr. Laura Cole
P.S. I hope you have enjoyed this video. It is part of my DAILY INSPIRATIONS membership program in which I would send you a video every weekday, along...