Mamas, It’s Time We Started Practicing What We Preach

What if today, Mamas, we started to practice what we preach?

“When you get upset, count to ten.”

We are living in a world that demands action and reaction – And you better make it fast. Whether it’s deadlines, text messages, or conversations with children or spouses… As adults we forget that we are allowed to sit, pause, and just take a moment to take it in. Knee jerk reactions, well, they’re just sometimes not so great. So, today? When the world feels like it’s falling apart? Count to ten.

“God gave you legs, Baby. Use ‘em.”

Sound familiar? Whether we’ve said it, or whether it’s been said to us – We’ve definitely heard it one way or another. But today, remember that God also gave YOU legs. So move ‘em. Stretch ‘em. Remember that they are not just there to get you from Point A to Point B. They are also to be celebrated. So today? Walk around your garden. Or a local walking trail. Walk to the waters edge and see who can skip a rock the farthest. Just remember to move those legs that God gave you. Oh, and to the laundry room? That don’t count.

“If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?”

Can we all just take a moment and admit that peer pressure doesn’t stop once you become an adult?! Whether it’s parenting choices, eating choices, relationship choices, career choices – You have to learn to do you, boo. For example, all of your friends are going out for drinks and grub, but you’re trying to improve your health? Go as their DD. There’s always a way to stay on that bridge, so plant your feet, Sister. Besides, there’s a good chance someone will need a life preserver anyway. Don’t jump. Stay right where you’re to.

“Just do your best.”

Mamas, when did this stop being good enough? When we became women? adults? mothers? When did we cross the line from “Just do our best” to “Just do everything in perfection and don’t stop until you do it just like the person next to you does it”?! Mamas – We are exhausting ourselves because somehow, somewhere we started believing that our best was no longer good enough. So let’s stop that at this very moment on this very day, shall we? For our best is not only good enough – It is more than enough. We just have to realize it for ourselves, that’s all.

“If they upset you, walk away.”

Heather Delaney
Heather Delaney
Heather is a wife and mother of three, which immediately checked off two of her bucket list items from childhood. She loves hot mugs, heart rambles, and really good pasta. Passionate about marriage, motherhood, and sisterhood, Heather is also a pro at seeking out the happy in the heavy, and loves to encourage other hearts to do the same. You can follow along with her adventures either on Facebook, or on Instagram.

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