I said it before… but patience is not simply waiting, it’s how you behave while you are waiting. Throughout my life, I have worn myself out by hastily pushing ahead, trying to do achieve results in my own way at my own time. Within the 34th anniversary on this earth, I have learned that when I cease and humble myself, admitting that I have no strength without Him, the Lord sustains me with both emotional and spiritual energy. There is no earthly explanation for what my Creator is willing and able to do in a yielded human being. Therapy has helped me quite a bit in learning the art of patience, amongst many other admonitions. Today, I was researching RIE parenting, which I have researched many times throughout my journey of motherhood. Within the last year, I have learned respect more than I ever could have, which is one of the core benefits of RIE parenting. Acknowledging emotion and showing respect are the 2 biggest concepts of RIE parenting.
Recently, I have been harassed by people that think know me, and 2 things they are failing to accept is: my broken heart/emotion, and failing to show respect. Unfortunately, that is causing damage to my daughters, which proves to me they are negative influences on my daughters, which they fail to accept. Blaming others for your own faults, I have personally learned, is unhealthy. I have stated many times that I am aware I have made mistakes and look forward to growing and learning from them every day. I truly hope that others learn that instead of blaming and looking for fault in other persons, it is ok to say,
“I made a mistake and I’m going to make an increased effort to not do it anymore.” •Stephanie Tilley
Here are some other helpful quotes about strength:
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. •Mahatma Gandhi
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. •Arnold Schwarzenegger
You never know how strong you are… until being strong is the only choice you have. •Cayla Mills
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. •Eleanor Roosevelt
Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears. •Demi Lovato
I’ve had a great couple of days with 2 very dear people in my life. They are helping me to stay rational and stay positive as I struggle to improve myself.
I got a belated birthday card from my Grandma Tilley with love and prayers, which brightened my day.
I am proud to say that for the first time in my life, I’m happy, and it’s because I’m accepting responsibility for my poor choices and growing stronger. I am worth the new Northface jacket✔️, an upgraded Keurig coffee maker✔️, and most-importantly, self-respect✔️.I am going shopping with a very dear friend in the morning to research veganism and purchase items to resume crocheting. 💜