Parenting is a game.
It’s a great game of giving and receiving.
If we give frustration we receive frustration; if we give love, we receive love.
If we give criticism, we receive criticism. If we give worry, we receive worry.
Makes me think of this verse in the Bible.
“Whatever a man soweth that shall he also reap.”
What we keep imagining will eventually materialize.
To play the game successfully we need to train our imaginations.
Train them to give what we want to give.
Our imaginations are powerful.
The more deeply, consistently, and clearly we imagine something the more we impress it onto our subconscious mind.
Our underlying operating system starts to shift.
We begin to see how everything is working for us and our kids…nothing is working against us.
Everything that comes up that triggers us isn’t a sign the other person needs to change, instead, we see it as a catalyst for growth.
We begin to give more patience when before we gave frustrations.
We begin to give more acceptance when before we gave judgment.
And little by little the harvest of our intentional imagination begins.
What an incredible game of giving and receiving we get to play.