Lived Values

I saw a beautiful tribute to a Dad gone too soon…a father who showed how much he valued his children even in the way he looked at them….a father whose lived values impacted his daughter… who tries to make sure the “sparkle” she saw reflected in his eyes is what her children see when she looks at them.

Inhale Values, Exhale Inaction…
Inhale Values, Exhale Inconsistency…
Inhale Values, Exhale Dissatisfaction…
Just Breathe…

#JustBreathe
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Family Values

We all have different values.

Even in the same families, the values of each member reflect their individual experiences and might not mirror each other. As I sometimes remind my brother, his family was a lot different from my family. The last of five and the only male heir, he entered an established family over a decade after I was born to barely-out-of college twenty-somethings. From sleep-overs to after-school activities, our parents’ parenting philosophies reflected our personalities, their relaxation into their roles and impacted who we are.

The trick always is to accept as valid those experiences that are different from our own without projecting our values as right and judging other’s values as wrong.

Inhale Grace, Exhale Judgment…
Inhale Freedom, Exhale Projection…
Inhale Acceptance, Exhale Disapproval…
Just Breathe

#JustBreathe
#Values

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