Children are Impressionable, and We Can Make a Difference

 

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...

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Plan for Tomorrow, But Live for Today

 

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...

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What is There For Me to Do?

 

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...

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