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Monday, March 31, 2014

Who says you CAN'T?

Who says you CAN'T?!
"But Mom, I CAN'T!"  Ever hear that one before?  And, how do you respond?  If you're like me, you roll your eyes, sigh, and say something to the effect of, "You can't or you WON'T?" 

CAN'T is such a limiting word, implying that it is physically impossible to do whatever it is you're being told to do or considering doing.  Kids are expert at using that as an excuse.  But what about us?  How often do we tell ourselves that we CAN'T do something?  Are we any different than our kids?

I've heard mom's say they can't lose weight because they can't work out at a gym.  I've heard mom's say they CAN'T keep their house clean because they have little kids.  I've heard mom's say they wish they could go back to school but they CAN'T because they're stuck at home.  They CAN'T be stay-at-home moms because it's too stifling.  They CAN'T...

There may be legitimate things you are not able to do at the present time but why think about the limits you have?  For everything you are unable to do right now, there are numerous things you CAN do to better your life and make a difference in the lives of those around you.  Regardless of your circumstances, you can continue to learn, grow and contribute.  Don't let your new baby stop you from taking care of yourself.  Don't let the fact that you have children stop you from expanding your skills and interests. 

Being a mom doesn't mean that you stop being a person.  The many roles you perform can coexist side by side.  Sure, it takes effort and maybe budgeting your time better but why not?  Focus on what you CAN do and enjoy your life!