I am in the middle of reading “The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything” by a fellow Brit, Sir Ken Robinson. I am LOVING it!!!
One of the people Sir Ken profiles in this book is Arianna Huffington (her life story is fascinating). Arianna makes this comment about her mother:
“I don’t think that anything I’ve done in my life would have been possible without my mother. My mother gave me that safe place, that sense that she would be there no matter what happened, whether I succeeded or failed. She gave me what I am hoping to be able to give my daughters, which is a sense that I could aim for the stars combined with the knowledge that if I didn’t reach them, she wouldn’t love me any less. She helped me understand that failure was a part of any life.”
Is this something you experienced as a daughter?
As a mother, do you feel that you’re a safe playground for your children? If not, do you see ways that you could bring this into your relationship with your children? It’s something that, as a mother, I’m very conscious of providing for my children. I’ll be starting a discussion about this very topic on my Facebook page in the next week or so. Please click here if you would like to follow me on Facebook.
Click here to find out more about Sir Ken Robinson and his book.