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Friday, September 9, 2011

The Art of Awesome

Ok, maybe that title is a bit much to live up to. I'm going with it anyways. While the iTunes plays random stuff, I'm gonna tell you a bit how I am sneaking in self confidence to my kids. Was that the right phrasing? Eh, whatever.

I have self confidence issues that still sneak up on me from time to time. Shocking? What? Don't we all? Now that I'm 33 I've found myself and my voice. Well, almost. What I mean is that I'm finding it easier to be more assertive but in a good way. (Not in the I'm gonna knock your teeth out way.) Be more me and not care what others think of me. I was that kid that wasn't quiet good enough for any group. Not popular, though I desperately wanted to. Outcasts, or whatever you want to call it, not so much. I apparently wasn't freaky enough for them. Nerd, oh hell no! Book Smart I was, but not enough, ya know? You might say that my group of friends was eclectic. Just a mix of different people who just liked to be with each other. Sadly, it seems that life has left me with one friend from those days. (You know no one tells you this will happen?) Anyways...

I don't want my kids to wonder about their worthiness to the world. I want them to feel that them being them is enough. It is. So, every morning I have the kids each say to their reflection in the mirror the following:

"Good Morning Beautiful/Handsome!! Today's going to be an AWESOME Day!!"

Now at first, I'm sure they thought I was off my rocker. They did it anyway. They're trusting like that and still young enough to join the crazy train with Mama.

Yesterday my son was taking to me about how I have them say, as he put, "...that awesome thing". This morning, he did it without me prompting. I hope it's catching. As many struggles as Sean, has and all of us really, I want this to catch. This tell yourself your AWESOME every morning to catch! I never want them to look in that mirror when they reach Jr High and wonder why the hell they bother, like I did. Like I still do, sometimes. I've found that not only is this helping them, but me too. Amazing!

So catch the AWESOME! Tell it to yourself every single day! Teach it to your kids! Lord knows that life is a series of ups and downs. Make sure they start the day with their AWESOME on board!

Just for fun! A little musical inspiration! ;D