My children are all now officially adults. My youngest is 19 and is just making his way in the world. Each in foraging their own paths has taught me a lesson. My oldest, and my only girl has taught me to create a life that reflects me. She has created a life that reflects her independence, her courage, her light, and her nurturing spirit. My middle son has taught me to be inclusive. He makes people feel included like they are part of the "in" crowd. He makes everyone feel as though they belong. In doing so he draws people into his life. My youngest son has taught me to be brave. He is a smart cookie who is articulate and who a few months ago made a decision not to go back to college right away. At first I went through a mourning period because as a mom you take each of your kids decisions personally. But I learned from him that sometimes you have to be brave, reflect on your life, and start a new path. It might be going to the same destination, but the journey will be different. So...
Be Reflective-Create a life that honors who you are.
Be Brave-You might need to choose a new pathway.
Be Inclusive-By opening yourself up to others lives, you enrich your own.
What lessons did your family teach you?