A little extension of what I shared in my stories yesterday. The top question I receive on IG is “but how do I honor/respect/love my parents and still live my truth?”
The answer is simple, but hard. (Yes, both)
👉🏼It’s by living your truth.
I know you’re afraid to hurt them. I know you’re afraid to disappoint them. I know you’re afraid of the push back + afraid you’ll lose or offend them. I know this because I have felt this. But friend, the pain of losing them is nothing in comparison to living in the constant pain of losing yourself.
This life of yours is so precious. You were not created to live out the unmet dreams or goals of those before you. You’re not here to fix or solve or protect or heal your caregivers. Your work is so much more than that. Leave that heavy stuff to the only one who can actually do it. God.
Quit picking up what isn’t yours to carry. Letting go is messy, but each day you choose to hang on, is just another day you’re choosing to be dragged down. Maybe today is the day you choose YOU.
Honoring your parents is as simple as honoring + trusting + respecting the child they raised. (Thanks @glennondoyle)
You get to define what that looks like, no one else but you.
I believe in you.