Tuesday Thoughts And Good Enough
Hi Friends, I hope you are taking time to recharge! Today, I want to hand over an award to you. Symbolically, in my words. In the picture above you see Michelle Yeoh, the first Asian woman to receive an Oscar for best actress. I needed to show an award handed to a woman, because most of my audience is women. And we just celebrated Mother’s Day. Mother's Day can be hard for moms. Some of us have lost our moms way too early. Some have had abusive moms. Some of us have lost a child. Some of us have children we are really struggling with right now. Mother's Day is not all sunshine and roses. If you have children who remembered you on this day, call yourself blessed. Now, what award am I presenting to you? It’s the Best Mom Award. What comes to mind when you read "Best Mom"? Never yells? Always kind? Always has a clean house? Doesn't get frustrated? Always ready to drop everything for a child? Sacrificed herself for her child's needs? Fill in your own "best" right here... I now have the honor to present to you: (drumroll please...) The Oscar for "Good Enough” Mom. Yep. Good enough. You are a good enough mom. You may be dealing with teenagers, young adult children, middle school children. Whatever age group you are dealing with, it doesn't matter. Motherhood is brutiful. Yes, brutal and beautiful, all at once. Will you accept this award? What is holding you back? I know the judge (barking dog); inner critics are bombarding you with an onslaught of judgemental statements. Hear them. Acknowledge them. And let them go. Take a deep breath and an even longer exhale. Put your hand on your heart and say:
"I am a good enough mom."
I am a good enough mom.
Wipe the tears, look up at me as I shake your hand and you reach for the good enough Oscar. You deserve it. You won't believe how many times an issue comes up from childhood in my life or my client's lives. It has shaped us and programmed us to who we are today. The good news is, we can relearn and be very intentional on how we want to show up as a mom. Forgive yourself. Forgive your mom. And let's start a new day. I would be honored to help you see and declare that you are a good enough mom/woman. Please reach out to set up a free discovery call with me :). PS: Message me for a free consult to start moving toward a more confident you.
You are loved. Deeply loved. Loved beyond measure.
Until next time, Isabelle
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