In a world that teaches that we must conform to the way other are people are doing things, I am hoping that I’ll imprint on my children that they were created and designed for a unique purpose (whatever God had in mind when he created them). It takes time to unearth their unique treasure and gifts.
How to unearth the treasure in them?
We give them experiences, books, tools, and search for people that might mentor them. We listen and watch, we affirm, we guide, and we correct.
Life’s not better because we try to be someone else or try to be just like everyone else. We’re important and valuable because we were imprinted with value before we were born into the world.
Just as I affirm my children in what they were meant to do and be what they were meant to be, I recognize that I need to tell myself the same: I must be who I am and do the things I was meant to do.
“You can spend your whole life building something from nothing,
One storm can come and blow it all away,
Build it anyway,
You can chase a dream that seems so out of reach
and you know it might not ever come your way,
Dream it anyway.”