THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noellewww.enjoyparenting.com/dailygroove
:: "I Didn't Sign Up For This!" ::
Living in an anti-pleasure culture -- where sacrificeand toil are glorified while pleasure-seeking isdisdained -- we've been conditioned to *tolerate*unpleasant states like boredom and confinement.
But such states feel bad for a reason: they suck! :-)
So if you find a particular aspect of parentingboring or confining, don't tolerate it! Instigatea personal revolution and proclaim...
"I DIDN'T SIGN UP FOR THIS!"
You didn't intend to *suffer* through parenthood.You wanted to bring more joy into the world.Love and joy: THAT'S what you signed up for!
With that awareness, you can set a new standard.Raise the bar. Don't settle for tolerableunpleasantness. If you can't see a more pleasingway to proceed, just be still, remember your trueintentions, and be open to inspiration.
This is not about having zero tolerance for yourchild. It's not about your child at all! It's aboutlistening to *your* Inner Guidance and *honoring* it.
When you honor your Guidance, it honors you *and*your child.
Feel free to forward this message to your friends!(Please include this paragraph and everything above.)Copyright (c) 2007 by Scott NoelleToday's Daily Groove message was originallypresented on June 6, 2006.