Our thoughts create a mental landscape, a picture of the world in which we live. Negative thoughts create a dark and scary landscape. They have a tremendous power to shape what we see around us, and what we see in the mirror. Negative thoughts can become our reality in a very pervasive way.
We are human. We make mistakes. We say the wrong thing, we do the wrong thing. We are imperfect by design. We will inevitably mess up (some more frequently than others) and hurt those we care about. For this reason, it’s crucial that individuals in loving relationships know how to offer and accept apologies.
Being a parent has been described as the toughest job you’ll ever love. This is certainly true. Additionally, parenting is the most frustrating, rewarding, infuriating, confusing, illuminating, challenging, challenging, inspiring, exhausting, invigorating, blessed job you’ll ever love.