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Empowering Our Children By Empowering Ourselves

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 2, 2007

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How We Can Empower Our Children By Empowering Ourselves — by Catherine Morgan

I wanted to write a post about children today, but I wasn’t sure how to start it. Then I remembered how about 12 years ago (shortly after I had my second child), I was driving to my job, and I heard a song on the radio that really resonated with me. The song was called “The Greatest Love Of All – by Whitney Houston”. At the time, it made me feel like I finally understood what my purpose was in life, and I felt empowered by it. I needed to become strong, and confident, and fearless. I needed to be empowered enough to step out of my comfort zone, and become the women I was meant to be. I needed to become the kind of person that I wanted my children to become. Let me share some of those thoughts with you now, and at the end of this post you can listen to the song and see if it doesn’t ring true for you as well.

I believe the children are our are future…..Teach them well and let them lead the way — We have such a great responsibility as mothers, not just to our children but to the world. Because, what we teach our children, is what the world will be someday. And, don’t we all want the world to be a wonderful place for our children? The future truly is our children.

Show them all the beauty they possess inside…..Give them a sense of pride – We need to teach our children that their beauty is from within, and help them to develop and cultivate a strong sense of who they are.

I decided long ago, never to walk in anyones shadows — Showing our children that they are strong enough to walk alone, and not limit themselves to someone else’s dreams. To recognize when they are emotionally trapped, and not to fear escaping once they do.

If I fail, if I succeed……At least I live as I believe — Teach our children to never give up on their dreams, and to not let fear stand in the way of being who they are.

No matter what they take from me….They cant take away my dignity — Show our children that no matter how bad life gets, or how bad others treat them, that the core of who they are is never broken.

I found the greatest love of all…..Inside of me — Love is the greatest of all things, and something no one can ever take from us. Because, love is who we are and what we are, so love is always with us.

The greatest love of all….Is easy to achieve….Learning to love yourself….It is the greatest love of all — Show our children that taking care of themselves, and loving who they are, is a gift they need to give to themselves. And, is a gift no other person can ever take from them.

And if by chance, that special place….That you’ve been dreaming of….Leads you to a lonely place….Find your strength in love — Teach our children that even when they are feeling hopeless and unhappy, they are still strong and have the power to follow their heart on to another dream.

These are lessons we teach not with words, but with our actions. So, we need to believe these words for ourselves, and live these words for ourselves. When our children see us being strong, they will know they can also be strong. When our children see that we can love ourselves, then they will learn to love themselves. When our children see us fail but never give-up, they will learn to never give-up. The greatest gift we can give our children, is for us to be, everything we hope they will become.

With that said, here is the song that inspired me to write this post.

“The Greatest Love Of All – by Whitney Houston” — song’s composer and lyricist, Michael Masser and Linda Creed











3 Responses to “Empowering Our Children By Empowering Ourselves”

  1. Ed Darrell said

    I think the song is on the right track.

    Please give credit to the song’s composer and lyricist, Michael Masser and Linda Creed.

    I’m not sure why it was composed for the film about Muhammed Ali, The Greatest — and I don’t think I ever saw the film. There is probably a good story there, too.

    Here’s the Wikipedia entry:

  2. Thanks Ed.

  3. Angela said

    Great, thanks a million!

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