Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Four Articles That Have Challenged The Way I Think - February 2017

I read a lot of articles. Every once in a while I come across one that really makes me think, that challenges me in a new way. 

In the last few months I've come across these four that have really set my brain working. Some have changed me in indescribable ways, others have challenged me to stay the course.

Each of these articles touched a different area of my life, a different part of who I strive to be. Some are graphic, some are silly. Some may be old news to you and some may make you uncomfortable or not be appropriate for this point in your life. 

As a quote on the fridge at my dear grandparents house says:

"...keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” -George Eliot

I've been surprised at the number of comments directed at my husband (even while I'm there!) about how cute it is when he takes care of our girls. When he has the girls (even when I'm there) he's all in. He's not doing anyone a favor. He certainly has not been hired to look after his own children.

I have had the privilege and honor of knowing so many loving, present, caring, and marvelous (among so many other qualities) dads throughout my life. I personally have two. 

Fathering, parenting, mothering, it's all important. Let's encourage everyone doing their best, everyone showing up.

It's so easy to get caught up in whether or not someone makes you feel a certain way, or whether or not "marriage is your thing." 

Marriage isn't for you. 

Even once you've found the "right person." 

Marriage is about what you bring to it, not what you get out of it. 

What a good marriage? Want to improve the one you're in? 

Bring more to the table. 

There are lots of books, articles, courses, etc. around how to build your business and your life. So many of them reduce the whole concept to minute, computer-like details. Turns out we're not computers.

We're people. 

Unknowingly, we teach boys to try their hardest and we teach girls to be perfect. 

Fascinating results of the high standards to which we hold girls.

Yes, even me. 

As a mother of two girls, I think of this article almost daily since I read it when it first came out. 

Hungry for more thought-provoking articles?

Click here for my post Challenging Articles - Summer 2016

Any articles that have changed the way you think?


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