Yes, I Can!
When our kids are young we teach them that they can be anything they want to be. We encourage them to try new things. (Even that yucky piece of green broccoli on their plate.) We inspire them. At least we hope we do.
But what about ourselves?
We procrastinate. We hesitate. We doubt our own abilities. We strive for excellence and if we feel we haven’t accomplished it, we give up.
Thomas A. Edison wrote; “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
I was in the back yard a few weeks ago and was thinking to myself, I can do that. (Now if I could just remember what it was… LOL!) At first I thought, What’s the point? It probably won’t make me rich and famous. But then I thought, I can do that! It doesn’t matter if it gets me noticed by everyone.
Heck, even Picasso’s paintings weren’t classified as great works of art until after he died.
Besides, my kids could look back and say, hopefully with pride, my mom did that. With my luck they will be busting a gut laughing. “What was mom thinking?” LOL!
It doesn’t matter if we finish in last place three days after the marathon has ended. What matters is, “We did it!” We ran the race!
They say pride is a sin, but I think we need to take pride in just doing it. It doesn’t have to make us rich and famous. Just pray our kids aren’t laughing their heads off after we die. 🙂
That’s why I wrote, “Kiley Visits the House of Mirrors”, to encourage and inspire all children that they can be anything they want to be. Yes, there’s hard work involved and sometimes you fail, but you have to keep trying.
If it’s your dream, live it, and keep telling yourself, Yes, I can!
Hugs till next time.