Slice #2 at the TWT SOL writing challenge!
Do YOU push or nudge?
I kinda push. I’m kinda pushy. I know I am. When Matt Glover said to us that we teach children with nudges not pushes. I thought uttt ohh I’m a pusher.
And I’m kinda a pusher in many areas of my life. I try not to be. I have learned to sit back and just “see.” But boy it’s hard. And sometimes you just have to PUSH! Like when my hubby says he doesn’t feel well. “Do you need to go to the Dr.?” “No, I’ll be fine.” I call and make him an appointment.
Or when my bestie says she feels dizzy and I say “go home.” “No I’ll be fine…” as tears roll down her cheeks. I call over for a sub and call her hubby to come and get her.
I push when my girl says she can’t do something by reminding her a girl that jumps off a high dive at the age if two CAN do ANYTHING!
I push when the son says…well maybe later…but I hand him the cash (or reason) to do it now. I am trying NOT to push through this whole wedding planning…that is for the daughter-in-law- to- be to do….I promise I really am TRYING not to push. It is theirs to decide.
AND I push my kiddos. Read more, you can do it, try it, think about it, yes you can, use your strategies, use your time wisely, all me…. push, push, pushing.
But after listening to Matt this week I will try to be a nudger, not a pusher, a prodder, not a shover, an ecourager, not a demander.
LISTEN TO WHAT I’M TELLING YOU!
I will try!