The lovely Desley from musings of a frequent flying scientis, started a beautiful series called Contemplation. This is week one but before we go any further, I’ll let the leading lady herself explain what it’s all about,
Since July 17th, 2015, I have been using the Kikki.KA Sentence a Day Journal. This is a beautiful mindfulness journal which provides one prompt per day, but has space on that page for three years worth of responses. I love the idea of having this with me for three years and each year discovering my response from the previous year and seeing whether I’ve grown, moved forward, stayed strong in my convictions, taken a step back or changed my ideas.
Each week, I’ll choose one of the prompts from that week and share both it and my response with you. I invite you to join me and share your response to the prompt as well, linking back to this post so that I can read your response. Use the tag Contemplation and name your post “Contemplation – Week xx”, corresponding to which week it is. I’ll add a link to your post at the bottom of this one.
Let’s get onto week one shall we: What is something important that your parents taught you?
My parents split up when I was very young but they have each taught me some valuable lessons about love and life.
Mother. My mother taught me so much about the beauty of family and how important it is to look after each other. Sadly her own mother passed when she was in her early twenties, and being the eldest she took it upon herself to adopt a more motherly role in order to support her siblings. She sacrificed her own happiness in favour of putting them first.
To this day, she doesn’t see it as a sacrifice though but as what you should do for the people you love.
Father. He taught me to be ambitious enough to create the life you want. He wanted to travel and own his own business, so he did just that. Simply start with what you have, learn as much as possible in order to progress and start creating your ideal life today.
What are some of the things your parents (family) have taught you?
Till next time.