Balance is such a hard thing to achieve in my own life. The challenge is that I don’t only have to find my own balance, but help my sons find theirs. As I mentioned in my 3 part blog post, life is all about choices. But, often times we need to not only look at the consequences of the choice, but how that choice fits into the balance of life.
Often times we have to decide between two positive or two negative choices. Which one do I want to do more, or which one will cause less issue/pain. Balance between what I want to do and what I should do. Balance between what I want to eat and what I should eat. Balance between rest and activity. Balance… it’s not just what keeps up literally upright, but also what keeps our lives on an even keel.
But, balance is a hard thing to show others. It is a hard thing to express to children. So often parents talk about wanting their children to be happy. I want my child to enjoy childhood. Well… I do too, but that can’t be at the expense of understanding responsibility. That can’t be at the expense of healthy eating. That can’t be at the expense of learning how to deal with boredom, which is a whole other blog post to come.
So what do I want for my sons… I want them to learn that life is about balance. Now, if I could only figure out how to keep that balance for myself too!