Friday, May 27, 2011

The Power of a Positive Mom Chapters 1-3

I bought a new book as my new reader so that I could feel uplifted and positive for my children and husband.

The name of it is "The Power of a Positive Mom." This is something that I feel so many mothers need, a positive spirit within them to help them get threw the days of motherhood. We all know and understand how hard being a mother is. However I wouldn't give this job up for nothing! I love being a mother. 

I just want to share with you some of the main points and my thoughts as I read threw threw the book this week. 

Chapter 1 Influence beyond measure.
Never underestimate the Power of a Mother! That was the first sentence after the chapter title. That hit me hard simply because as a mother we are ALWAYS going to influence our children, whether it be good or bad... Don't underestimate the reflection you give. Mommas have one of the most powerful jobs in the world, with God's help we will raise them, love them and complete them! I loved this saying from Chapter 1. "God can't be everywhere at once, so he created mothers." Then the book follows with this... Not true! God can be everywhere at once. God meets all the needs and we are there to help! If you have children you have the most important job in the world. My role in my children's life is an investment in time and energy and I'm committed to them 100%.

Chapter 2 The Secret to your Success.
Love this saying that started the chapter: Of course I'd like to be the ideal mother... But I'm too busy raising children! I find that hilarious, simply because as your day goes all the ideas and good thoughts you have sometimes gets lost along your way! At least that's how it is in my house! I have wonderful intentions however any little melt down causes a re-configuration. The best thing to do in my mind is to just take ONE DAY AT A TIME. Wake up feeling refreshed and talk to the Lord then start your day. Don't worry about the things you didn't complete or start yesterday. Start fresh today! Time is something that as a mother is going to make you or break you so to speak. You have to have a good mind when it comes to what really deserves your time. God gives me strength every day many times a day.

Chapter 3 Apples of Gold (The Positive Impact of a Good Word)
Sadly our children don't have an empty gauge that I can tell needs refilled. That would be a wonderful thing to be able to see. What problems that would eliminate!! There's no greater investment than giving our kids encouragement. They need it daily. I will be honest, I have to strive to do this daily. This is an area I have been making a special point to make a habit even before reading this book. Chapter 3 asks you to make a goal of saying 3 encouraging words to your children each day. A great time to check to see if you did is when you are tucking them in to bed nightly. If you do a mental check and haven't said 3 things, do so then. Its said that to overcome ONE negative comment/word it needs to be replaced by TEN!! We have to constantly make sure they understand who they are and their self worth. God has given us the responsibility to give strength and courage to our children daily to be able to cope with life's challenges. We have to make sure our kids understand how important they are. I love this verse " If God is for us, who can be against us? " I try to make sure the kids understand this. We have had this as a memory verse and one of our favorite songs has this lyric in it as well. Its so much easier to find the mistakes our kids make, we have to make sure we are tuned in so we can see the good they do as easily!

I think to be positive mommas we have to spend QUALITY time with our kids every day, make a special moment with them threw out our days. Hope some of this has helped you. It's helping me tons. Sometimes we get so caught up in daily routines and life, its nice to take a few minutes and sit back to reflect exactly what's going on.

I will be updating again when I get to chapter 6. I will post every 3 chapters. Thanks for stopping by! Challenge yourself to make a new habit of telling your kids 3 positive things daily!! That way I want be doing it alone ♥.  
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