In just a few days, it’ll be New Year's Day. And then we get back to our normal lives.
Perhaps you’re a divorced father who’s lost your connection with your kids because of a lack of effort. Perhaps you’re married but things have so deteriorated that the relationship that once stood firmly on a solid rock is now on sinking sand and headed to an inevitable divorce. Or you could be a mom who knows that you’ve kept your kids away from their father because of a personal issue with him. And you’re starting to see signs that the kids really do need their dad in their lives.
There is just so much that goes into building the lives that we desire. And part of the process is taking inventory. The interesting thing when I did inventory observations is that the client performed the inventory count but our company had to independently observe and give an assessment based on our observations. So the question for you is, “If someone were to independently observe your family relationships, would they come to the same conclusion as you?” Makes you think, doesn’t it?
I just know that when I look in my life, I try to be a loving husband and father. But if I’m honest with myself, I know that I fall short of the mark of perfection. No one is perfect after all, but I know that there is more I can do. And if we were all 100% honest with ourselves, we would see areas in which we can improve.
Life was never meant to be easy. We live and we grow wiser through our experiences. You see, it’s the challenges that life puts in our way that make us stronger. Just like with a weight lifter – he or she doesn’t build muscles by lifting weights that are easy; but rather it’s the heavy weights that give enough resistance to build the muscles that they seek to build.