Growing up in the 90s, I remember seeing fishes attached to the back of cars and plastic bracelets of all sizes and colors adorned on wrists with the acronym “WWJD.” Not being particularly religious, I didn’t quite understand why someone would wear a bracelet or emblazon their car with “What would Jesus do?”
But being a little older and wiser, I think I get it.
I was in the midst of making my bi-monthly humungo batch of chicken tikka masala when I heard from a friend that she was having some major water issues at home. I packed up a few takeout containers of rice and food for her and her family and dropped it off.
When she thanked me, I told her how I often think about what anyone in our group of friends would do for another in a tough situation. I am so lucky to have a circle of people in my community that I could count on in times of distress but even more so, I am so lucky to have a circle of people that inspire me to be a better person and who I can conjure up and ask – what would they do in this situation?
Wearing the WWJD bracelets were a reminder for folks to live a life and carry themselves in line with their values. While I don’t have the same source of inspiration as them, I feel I’m doing something very similar.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.