People often ask me how we have so much energy. Not just the kid but as a family. I’m not sure it’s a question of energy though. Even in most of my clients cases, once the motivation and inspiration are installed, energy is merely how.
Yesterday I skated Banzai Skatepark. I mean it’s a skatepark in the middle of Hawaii! Almost a year ago to the day I stood by my toddler scootering there and dreamed I would one day too. It’s such a symbol in paradise, a skatepark of great surf (& skate) champs. It was just a dream.
But that’s not why I write. Even though I have now skated at that park!
Today as I thought about dropping in, my toddler said to me, ‘I believe, mum’ and so did I. There’s two things I wanted to teach my kid: one was empathy for others and the other to believe in himself. And here he gave both right back to me. At just 3yo. Even if the latter is my words to him.
I read somewhere (& can’t find it to quote it!) that the best role model a kid can have isn’t one that’s successful, but one that shows us how to get up after we have fallen. And oh yeah I’ve fallen, and failed miserably, in bad temper, cried, just walked away.
And he’s seen. And heard. Telling me it’s ok, singing Bob Marley, that everything is gonna be alright.
And in the end it is. He’s right. Kids give us a chance to be better than we used to be (think that’s from Deadpool 2?) and mine certainly does. He makes me want to be a better mum, a better person, a better everything. What a guy.
What’s your inspo?