What if you were asked to think of six words to summarize what you believe is most important? Interesting, challenging and exactly what my 14-year-old son was asked to do in school last week. To be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect. He is an outgoing and positive kid who has a gift of seeing things through the lens of possibility.
When I saw what his six words were: “STAND UP EVEN IF YOU ARE ALONE” I was impressed and surprised … wow! Very deep words for such a young guy! As a parent it pleased me, to see that the values that my husband and I talk about where actually being heard. We often talk to both of our sons about the importance of doing the right thing even if it is hard or unpopular, even if you are “alone”.
My hope is for them to become men who keep their word and do the right thing when no one is looking and no credit is given.
In addition to making me feel both relieved and proud that our words were being listened to, his six words made me wonder if I could crystallize what I believed into a mere six words. So much of our time is spent running errands, making sure the house is in order and everyone has what they need.
What if our focus was on our “why”?
Your “why” is what is MOST important to you and in our busy lives, this often gets forgotten.
What would your six words be? Please share them in my comments section.