My almost two-year-old niece is often offended when others do not do as she wishes. With pouting lips her deep blues pierce the offender as she points her delicate finger, “You!” she says.
We are all guilty of the toddler notion of blaming our discomforts and frustrations on others. While we point a finger at the offender, and in my niece’s case a thumb, the rest of our fingers are pointing back at us.
As nurturer’s it is important to take responsibility for our own lives and then teach our children and others we nurture to do the same. When we continue to blame we teach hopelessness and helplessness.
We are not hopeless nor are we helpless.
Annie has higher health care coverage but instead of blaming the government she’s pro-active in healthy living and creates a savings account for unexpected costs.
Gas prices are very high but I instead of pointing fingers I can ride my bike, walk, plan errands carefully, and teach offspring the same.
Cost of food up but Tim doesn’t need to fret because he has a year’s supply of basic foods (grains, beans and canned meat) and he plans his expenses to stay in his budget.
If you can not buy the car, house, college education, or ice cream of your dreams blaming the government doesn’t help your situation. Anger and frustration will not help your situation. Creating a plan, setting priorities, taking responsibility, and taking action increase your chances of thriving. You are the solution to your situation, to your community, and to your country.
May you thrive as You take responsibility for your life.
- Notice judging and blaming (motivationinspirationandlife.wordpress.com)