Living a life of thank you isn’t just for us
Today, on Day #15 of Living a Life of Thank You, come around the table with me and my friend, Julie Lyles Carr. She’s a mom of 8. She’s a speaker, writer, podcaster to moms, and leads women around the world and in her city of Austin, TX.
In today’s conversation we talk about how to find the originality in our children and tap into that to help them live their own life of thank you.
We also discuss 4 tangles that tie us up. This conversation is honest, and has the potential to be a game changer for each of us, as well as our families.
The four tangles shared in this conversation:
- Vocation — are we are asking the wrong question?
- Education — it’s a tool, not the thing that creates their destiny.
- Safety – overprotecting our children over launching them.
- Our own identity – plugging our kids into our dreams, desires, or to make up for a lack.
Day #15 of 21 Days of Living a Life of Thank You
Q: With which tangle do you most identify?
Q: Julie identified what “success” looked like for her for her children.
- What does success look like for you for your child (no matter what age they might be)?
Q: Was there an “aha” moment for you in this conversation?
Proverbs 22:6 – Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. (NLT)
- Which path leads our children closest to God’s unique design over their life? Which leads closest to a God who has marked them and loves them? Ask God to place their feet on that path.
- Let your child (no matter what age) know that you see them.