Last night a conversation with a friend who would like to start reading my blog got me thinking about being an example. As I readied myself for bed I remembered another time in my life when I decided I needed to be a good example.
My twin girls were around two years old and I was teaching them how to make their little toddler beds every morning. We started with the basics of just straightening the blanket and making sure the pillow was in the correct spot at the head of the bed and went from there. It was simple, but I began to work with them to make it a daily habit.
I remember thinking that if I was going to teach them to make their beds I better make sure I was doing my own every morning. I usually did, but there was something about knowing they would see my room and I wanted them to see that Mommy makes her bed every day just like they were being taught to do. I didn’t make a big deal out of it. I just did it.
In the same way, hearing a few words like “You’re inspiring!” “I want to read your blog!” and “I need some motivation.” made me think about how the healthiness journey side of my life is becoming an example. It’s a bit nerve wracking, because I’m so far from perfect and I eat junk, and my journey has been so slow, etc., but the truth is I have lost 60 pounds and I’m still losing. And knowing someone is watching me and looking to me for inspiration is a bit motivating.
It makes me want to do better, to keep pressing on towards my goals and know that as I stick to my new ending I may help someone else find theirs.
Oh, and I love this ad I saw on a sidebar this morning…
(Can’t remember what company it’s for, sorry..)
Amen! Have a great week!