New Rules

There are so many rules of the world that I am having to unteach myself as Sienna’ mom. The world tells me that all that matters is that my baby is healthy. But my daughter came into this world unhealthy and I’ve learned that the truth is that all that matters is that she knows that she is loved.

The world tells me to value people based on how smart and attractive they are or on how much money they make.But my daughter has shown me that someone’s true beauty comes only from their authenticity.

The world tells me that joy comes from what I own, how I look, and what I can buy.

But my daughter has shown me that joy comes from freedom.

Freedom from judgement, from resentment, from gossip, and from grudges. Freedom from other people’s expectations.

Freedom to be me.

The world tells me to keep my distance, give people space, and protect myself by not letting others in.

But my daughter has taught me that when I open myself up to others, they open themselves up to me and when I give love to others, the love is returned to me. The walls I have in place come down when I understand that the walls were always just an illusion I created. 💗

*2nd night at the hotel, this musician sang Bruno Mars’s Just the Way You Are to Sienna. 💗

 

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