So often we can feel like we’re not making an impact. We’re not making a big enough difference or doing anything that will shape the world. But if we’re loving our family and loving them well, I truly believe we are in fact making a difference in a big way.
As a stay-at-home mom, there have been days where the world has felt so big and loud and my life has felt so small and insignificant. It can start to lead me down a path of wonder what my purpose is. What difference am I making really?
But Mother Teresa once told an excited onlooker who wanted to make the impact that she was making in his own life this: “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”
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This quote has always made me stop in my tracks. Stop wondering what my purpose is. Stop questioning if my work at home has value or impact.
But this quote doesn’t just give me validation of my work as a mom, it gives me the determination to do it better. It makes me think about the word “families,” and who that really means…my friends, neighbors, my sphere of influence. Mother Teresa’s words bring so much meaning and purpose.
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I sat down to record my thoughts and share some ideas of what I think you and I can do right now to love our families well.
Loving Your Family Well Timestamps:
- 4:54 – Introduction
- 20:00 – Three Things that we can Start Today
- 20:17 – Instill a Dinner Time
- 22:48 – Work Without Complaining
- 23:54 – Connect at Bedtime
- 26:27 – Currently List
Love Your Family: Currently List
Every episode of the podcast includes a Currently List, something I’m reading or enjoying or looking forward to. Basically, anything bringing me joy that week. Here’s my currently list for episode 35:
- Reading: The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir by Katrina Kenison
- Looking Forward To: The Weekend!
- Listening: The Clearing