No Regrets

NO REGRETS by Forbis

THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle

http://www.enjoyparenting.com/dailygroove

:: No Regrets ::

As you progress and become a wiser parent, you may at times feel regret that you didn’t “know better” when your children were younger. You may even feel guilty for “damaging” them. If so, let Mother Nature inspire you to a more hopeful perspective. Have you ever explored a wild forest and appreciated the awesome way in which Life springs forth from the chaos? Then you know Mother Nature never regrets. She learns as she goes and always makes the best of things as they are. She never looks back. When a tree takes root in the shadows, Mother Nature doesn’t regret giving it a “sub-optimum” start in life. She trusts it will bend toward the Light and find a way to thrive. And in doing so, the tree creates its own unique beauty. She knows that no storm, flood, or fire can stop the endless Flow of Life through her children.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Yvonne
    Sep 20, 2010 @ 19:01:04

    I get the Daily Groove too, though happened to see it here on your blog first today. I’ve read this one before already, too, and it was close to my heart. I *love* the words he expressed this with, in paricular about trusting that beings will “bend toward the light and find a way to thrive”. Ah… so true and beautiful.

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    • jenniferengracio
      Sep 20, 2010 @ 19:21:01

      Hi Yvonne,

      I have a friend who has a 13 year old daughter. She is 60 and has spent most of her life working with kids and families as a child advocate in the court system. She says she says jokingly that for every dollar she puts towards her daughters’ college fund, she puts one in for her counseling fund. She is a fabulous mom. And the thing she seems to have figured out in all these years of working with kids and families is that parents make mistakes and that is OK. It is not the be all and end all; kids have LOTS of inner resources to draw from. From working with families and kids for 10 years, I’ve learned that parents are really HARD on themselves. If they put half the energy they spent beating themselves up for mistakes towards personal growth and improving their parenting skills, I think they’d probably feel a shift in their outlook on parenting. We all make mistakes- it is a part of learning. Kids are really forgiving too; seeing that their parents are willing to change and grow means a LOT more to kids than the mistakes they make along the way.

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