Misconception can lead to the Wrong Perception

It’s amazing to me how we can have a misconception about people that gives the wrong perception of them.

For example, I have two small children and when I take them to the mall, store, wherever, I have a habit of profiling the people around me.  I’m looking for the pedophiles, shady characters that may want to snatch my kids.  Wrong of me, I know, but I’m human and I make mistakes too.  So I will see someone who’s older, wearing dirty, stained clothes, a scowl and frown upon their face and I immediately try to steer my kids in a different direction.

But they, being small and innocent, beam at the person and say a boisterous, “Hi!” I clutch their shoulders and prepare for the worst, but here’s where the wrong perception comes in.  I think that this person is going to say something nasty, but they don’t.  Instead, their face lights up, they smile and give an equally boisterous, “Hi!” back!

I can tell you I have learned more in my 6 years of being a parent than I have my whole life.  They are teaching me not to have a misconception about people because it will lead to the wrong perception of them.  Not ALL people are bad, most are good, you just have to look beyond the surface to the heart underneath.

Speaking of goals…

Ok, ok, so I have said it before and I’ll say it again, fitness is important!  It’s important to make it a goal every day, every week, every month to work it into your schedule!  No more excuses!  Yup, that’s what I tell myself every day.  I promise myself that I WILL get motivated to join a gym or aerobics class, I WILL squeeze it into my busy day, but for some reason, I haven’t yet.

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Staying Focused

I will have two children in school this fall for the first time.  I am a stay at home Mom so the thought of time to myself for the first time in 6 years is both exhilarating and a little overwhelming.  When I think about my upcoming free time, my mind is immediately flooded with all the projects I want to get done, the room cleaning and organization that needs to happen both upstairs and down, and finding time to add fitness to my schedule.

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