Saturday, July 24, 2010

What I REALLY Want

I received an email from Flylady recently with the quote,

"Self-discipline is remembering what you really want."

This quote has really inspired me in my mothering. When I want something that is not particularly good for Doodlebug (or myself), I try to remember what I really want.

*I want to sit Doodlebug in front of the TV so I can have a break, but what I really want is for her to grow up with a creative mind that doesn't require TV to be entertained.

*I want to sit on the couch and eat dinner with the laptop in my lap, but what I really want is for Doodlebug to have the routine of eating meals at the table as a family.

*I want to eat a whole package of oreos, but what I really want is to be healthy, to teach Doodlebug to be healthy, and to have a high fructose corn syrup free diet.

*I sometimes want to go shopping and spend boo-koos of money (rarely, but it happens), but what I really want is a simple life, financial freedom, and contentment.

This little sentence: "Self-discipline is remembering what you really want," has changed my life. It has helped me to remember that my main priority (no matter how lazy I feel that day) is to take the best care of Doodlebug that I can, to be the best mommy I can be. It has truly helped me to remember what is important in life.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this post and am writing down that quote!

    So glad to have found your blog (came here from your comment on Keeper of the Home). Adding to my reader!