So often I find myself wanting to change someone else. I find myself complaining or feeling angry, frustrated or annoyed with someone else. I was talking to my 7.5 yr old Cassie tonight about it. She expressed feeling this way sometimes, too concerning her 5 yr old sister. She said sometimes she just wants to hit her as hard as she can.
Ever want to punch someone in the face?
As we talked about how I felt annoyed with my sister sometimes she asked me a good question.
Mama, if you could go back what would you change [with your sister]?
I explained that if I could go back I wouldnt try so hard to make her be one way or another or to make her like me or want me to be her friend. I would just be the best me.
I told Cassie that really in life all I can do is be my best me. I can be who I know I should be and then others can either reciprocate (a big word that I did not use with her) or they can just be jerks. But if I am my best me then I know how they are is not because of me.
I may not always be my best me, but when I know I am not I work to express my apologies and move on.
May I always be my best me and lead my kiddos to be their best.