Loved this pic and message I stumbled on ffffound.com. I thought I would share this sweet little message with y’all.
So my family is very direct and straightforward with one another. We don’t fluff anything up when giving advice or tiptoe around one another’s feelings which can sometimes be tough to swallow. Tough love isn’t always the easiest to deal with but sometimes it’s just necessary. The other day my mom and I were talking and she mentioned to me that lately it seemed like “life” has been sucked right out of me. She felt that my spirit was not at its fullest potential. Although I had a million and one excuses ( I have two kids who are a bit high maintenance in the emotional and physical department, my husband works super long hours, there’s so much turmoil in the world that literally has an effect on me, my sinuses are at its worst this time of year….blah, blah, blah) I knew she was right. Sometimes I go through my days just waiting for the evening to roll around so I can veg on the couch with a book or the remote in my hand. I don’t want to be a zombie just going through the motions. I want to be energetic, creative and fun! I owe it to my family and to those around me.
So that’s what I’m working on these days. I want to add life to my days, not days to my life! Thanks Mom for the tough love. It was just what I needed to open my eyes to a brighter horizon.
What do you think of tough love? Are you easily offended or do you view it as constructive criticism?