Weekly Keys Journal Entry-"What is the one piece of advice youd want your kids to be able to carry w
"What is the one piece of advice you’d want your kids to be able to carry with them for the rest of their life?"
EEEEEK!!! This is SO hard as I am currently expecting!! I have been thinking a lot about the things that I want Sunni Rae to carry with her and learn from me, and what I want to pass down. Do I have to pick just ONE???
Ok, ok. One.... Maybe I will do a separate blog about several things that I want to share with my future daughter. For now, I will stick to the prompt. lol
I would have to say that she develop a belief system in something or someone bigger than herself. Something/ someone to have faith in, to give her troubles to, to pray to. When ever you know that there is someone/ something bigger than yourself (God, The Universe, Buddha, what ever it is for you) I do not judge other people on what their beliefs are, or try to press mine on them. I just find, for myself, that having a belief system growing up has helped me develop and have a moral compass. I place to start on how to treat other people and myself. How to have grace with others, and myself. When I am overwhelmed, I know that I am not alone, and that there is someone always working things out for me for my greater good. When I am fearful, to have faith. I feel that believing in someone bigger than me has been huge for me in my life, and I cannot imagine my life without having a relationship with God.
There are a lot of things that can be said and discussed about religion, etc.... but please know, I am not talking about religion. I am talking about a belief system. This looks different for everyone, and there is no judgement for what that may look like for you! We are all in this journey of life together.
In regard to the actual prompt itself, I have to be honest, no matter how controversial it may be, the "one piece of advice that I would want my child to carry with them for the rest of their life." Even if it feels uncomfortable to share, even if people may not like me or my personal belief system, even if it's unpopular, I hope that you can see the point, and have a belief system of your own. I hope that you know you are loved, and cared for.
Life is hard, and there is no doubt that Sunni will face difficulty. I just want her to know that she is never alone, and that there is always support and love for her. Faith for her to believe. Someone to comfort and give her peace. Even when I am no longer around anymore.
This is a great journal opportunity because it really makes you think about the single most important thing in your life, so much that it's the one thing you want your child to take with them.
Do you have a belief system? In what ways does your belief system benefit you?