Family

#AbundantLifeChallenge

Family

#AbundantLifeChallenge

#AbundantLifeChallenge

This Week’s Topic: Family

No family is perfect! We all argue and fight. There is no such thing as a perfect mother, father, or child. Let’s not even try to define the perfect mother in law. Just as we are all flawed as individuals, so is our
family. 
I love telling people stories about my family. I am number 6 of 10 kids. Yes, you ready that correctly, I have 3 sisters, 6 brothers, a mom, a dad, and more aunts/uncles/cousins than I care to count. Growing up
my siblings and I often ran around in the woods naked with machetes before the age of 5, played with power tools, frequently visited the emergency room, road our bikes without helmets, ran away to live in
the woods, made homemade potato launchers, and so many other things that to outsiders must have seemed crazy…but to me was “normal”.

It wasn’t until I was older that I realized the extreme level of crazy that we must have looked to other families as we all piled into our 14-passenger van. I’m just surprised that after all this time we are all alive and have all our fingers and toes. Which was a close call after my youngest brother Sam almost cut his pinky toe completely off with a razor scooter and had to have it sewn back on. 🙂
My point is, no matter what your family looks like, they are probably a little crazy, pretty weird, and nothing close to perfect. If that stresses you out, I hope you find a little comfort in knowing that the more dysfunctional your family, the more normal they probably are.

This Week’s Challenge:
It is important to realize that you cannot control your spouse, kids and or relatives. In a family, everyone has their own thoughts, roles and personalities. What you do have control of is YOU. That’s right, you
have the power to control you! And that power in return will affect those around you. A better you, makes a better family.
Ask yourself this question: Am I doing my best to love my family just the way they are? If your answer is no, do something about it!
This challenge isn’t about being a better mother/father, sister/brother, child, etc. It’s about being the best version of yourself. Stop trying to change your family and focus on what you can do this week to be the
change your family needs. Whether they need encouragement, a phone call, an apology, or maybe they just need you to lower your level of expectations and accept them as they are. Whatever it is, do it today!

Above all else, love each other deeply.”
1 Peter 4:8

This Week’s Affirmations:
I am thankful for the family I was given, I chose, and I made.
I know I am not always perfect, and I make mistakes, but I choose to love my family well. I give up trying to have control over anyone but myself.

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