These are affirmations we do in our home.
“I am nice, I am kind, I am loved”
Our first little started them when he was about two, and we would have him repeat them to us, especially if he was upset or frustrated after we had some deep breaths.
In our society, we have strong, passionate beliefs, but at times we forget to be kind to others who may not share the same values or views. I see it all the time. Mommies that do things a certain way or do things not a guideline way and they are the first to be gossiped or talked about by other mommies. I saw a great post yesterday from a blogger, about a Mom who posted on her Facebook status,
“To the mom that feel asleep at the play place, don’t worry I watched your toddler, and Im not judging you”
How often do we hear that. An approach with gentleness and respect?
In 1 Peter 3:15, the Bible says, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
The above applies to numerous parts of our lives. Our spiritual, emotional, physical beliefs are OURS. When sharing them, because we may be passionate about God, gentle-parenting or health, make sure the approach is with gentle respect.
In Love on Sunday,