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Courageous love sees the best.
Think about this. The people in our lives who look past our faults and see our beauty, the ones who still see the light in us during the times we feel only darkness, those are the people who save us from the depths of blackness. Those are the ones who help us see our own beauty and light again.

Do you have someone like that? We all need that person – someone who reflects our light back at us so we can see it, too.

That’s what a parent should be.

Look for the light in your child. Notice the way he cares for his sibling or the family pet. Notice his compassion, his goodness. Notice the way she always comforts or tries to help out. Stop focusing on what she does wrong and focus on what she does right. Just a small shift in focus can change your life.

If we are to love courageously, we need to be light-noticers and not fault-finders. They’ll be knocked down enough in life. Home should a place where you get picked up and held. Can we be as quick to point out the right as we are the wrong?

In your journal today, write down all of your child’s positive qualities that you can think of. Point out a positive quality to him/her every day of this challenge.
Join me tomorrow for “Loving Courageously Through Tantrums.”


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