“Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
I want to use that quote, but flip it:
“Don’t ask what your children need, ask what makes you come alive and go do it momma. Because what your kids need is a mom who has come alive.”
You were something before you were a mother. Are you still that person today? Or have you lost her in the monotony of mom life and chores and carpooling and soccer practice and dance lessons and errands and diapers and to-do lists?
I challenge you, today, and every day, to do what lights YOUR soul on fire. A momma who loves herself, and her life, is easier to love. And momma, you DESERVE to love yourself and your life. And your kids deserve a momma who’s happy.
The things that make ME come alive?
• Music • Dancing • Exercise • Proper fuel and nutrition • Reading • Cooking • Board games • Showering/getting ready and feeling beautiful • Playing outside • Walks • Stimulating conversation • Kind words from others • Serving and giving to others
What makes you come alive? Do you know?
I challenge you to find out.
Make YOUR list. Hang it where you can see it.
And do things, today, and every day that help you come ALIVE!
“People are often mistaken when they think chasing your dream is a selfish thing to do. As if perhaps being average is an act of humility. As if perhaps wasting the talents you were given is proof that you are a considerate individual. It’s not. If you were meant to cure cancer, or write a symphony, or crack cold fusion, and you don’t (asserts Stephen Prestfield) you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself, you hurt your children, you hurt me, you hurt the planet. Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor, it’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”Jon Acuff
Quoting the beautiful song “Come Alive” from The Greatest Showman,
“Come alive, come alive, Go and light your light, let it burn so bright. Reach it up to the sky, and it’s open wide, you’re electrified. And the world becomes a fantasy, and you’re more than you could ever be ‘cause you’re dreaming with your eyes wide open. And you know, you can’t go back again to the world that you were living in ‘cause you’re dreaming with your eyes wide open. So, come alive!”
I talked more about listening to your heart, and finding your life’s calling, in my latest GRACE MOMMA GRACE podcast episode: Episode #9, Grace With Your Life’s Calling. You can find that anywhere you find podcasts, or by clicking the previous link.
Come alive my beautiful friend. The world needs you. Your children need you. Your children need YOU.