What a wonderful morning we had with Barbi Webber last week.
I think each one of us has been bullied and/or been the bully at one time or another.
We women often find ourselves in the grips of judgment, comparison, and just plain self-preservation by whatever means necessary. At times another bullies us, but most often don’t we bully ourselves?
We endure as our own worst enemies as we dwell on what we don’t do right, why our kids don’t act like “her” kids, where our bodies are squishy, and why we aren’t the embodiment of our pinterest boards or why our meals and crafts are far from Martha’s.
Maybe it is time to apply Barbi’s advice to ourselves.
- Firmly tell yourself what you know to be true – “I am a good mom.”
- Fairly assess the situation – “Right now is not my best mothering moment, but we sure had a lot of fun this morning and more to look forward to this evening.” “ I can handle the next time better”
- Be friendly. Would you say the same thing to your dearest friend that you are saying to yourself? No WAY! You wouldn’t have any friends if you spoke to them the way you speak to yourself. Encourage your heart – “God knows I am the BEST mom for MY kids.” Believe it!
I’ll try not to be a bully, if you’ll try, too. Starting with ourselves!
“Love as if your life depended on it” – 1 Peter 4:8
Just in case you missed Barbi’s information and would like to be in touch with her you can reach her at the Hope Line: 212-0478 (completely confidential) or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org