Friendly Advice Family Advice

I wonder what your response is to this quote? I think I like it. And I think it resonates. I can think of a dozen times throughout my years when this sentiment could describe my own situation.
We are not good at affirming each other, encouraging one another and celebrating their joy, reward and fullness. We tend to be critical, judgemental, awkward in our silence and lack enthusiasm when a friend takes the first step to actually do something new and BIG. So I have saved this quote so that I am inspired to not be that someone that says “it cannot be done.” I want to be sensible and realistic about the circumstances and context too, but I want to commit to listening well to others, to expanding their horizons. And I suspect this applies firstly to my own family. I am often telling my children no because it doesn’t suit me and I have no energy for their new and BIG idea. I don’t want my limitations – being tired, grumpy, selfish or busy – to limit their opportunities.

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