Wanted to share some applicable Meditations for you busy moms!

I currently read “Meditations for Women who do too much” by Anne Wilson Schaef. It is a daily affirmation in which I find much comfort. There were two that I read recently, on July 14 and July 18 that I wanted to share with all of you.

JULY 14: Being Torn.  “At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you’ve left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent.”  – Golda Meir

Being torn seems to be an accepted given for women who run a home and also have other work. Many of us have tried to be superwomen and have almost pulled it off. Yet even when it appears we are “making it” and successful in both arenas, we are aware internally we feel torn and guilty in relation to our family. Frequently, this results in our taking our frustration out on our children, which results in more guilt. We feel like a violin string pulled taut and about to break. Perhaps it is time to sit down with our families and tell them how we feel. They probably need to hear that we really WANT to be with them and that we do not know how to balance our lives. They may even feel relieved to know that our lives feel overwhelming (which everyone but us has admitted!).

JULY 18: Doing the Best We Can. ” I feel that God gives us these children and expects us to do the best we can with them for a certain time. Then they are on their own.” – Betty Ford

Every parent does the best they can. We may think that ours have done a pretty horrible job – or, at least, it seems like that until we have children of our own. Then, we begin to see that even OUR parents did the best they could given the parenting they had and the life circumstances they encountered. I don’t want to shock you, and, in all fairness, sometimes the best thing we do is simultaneoulsy the worst we do. We look for directions and no one has a road map for parenting. We want to work so our own children will have more advantages and yet it means we have less time with them. Nothing is easy. Little is clear. There. With that said, maybe we can settle down to just doing the best we can with everything we do. Then, we can let go after that.

Hope you enjoyed! Have a fantastic weekend!!!!

Krys

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