I saw this on facebook this morning




This morning I woke up not feeling very well.  I lagged to get my kids up.  Layed in bed dreading  the day.  Most days I have been waking up happy and excited.  At one point I realized if I don’t get up and do what was needed the kids wouldn’t eat breakfast or get to school. My one year old would be sitting in a dirty diaper and possibly get a rash.  I also thought of the work that I was needing to do today.

So I got up and started doing what needed to be done.  I payed the bills that I had been leaving off for the past week.  I helped my daughter with a late project, made them snacks, drove them to school and changed that dirty diaper!  I started glancing through the posts on Facebook and came up on this one and thought this and knew it was perfect for the day.  Right at that moment  “I did”.  What will come of this post, I have no idea but for me I was a success.  I did what I promised I would do and that is 100% right.

I have a hard time with the “I can’t”.  My youngest daughter says it a lot and I actually find myself getting mad at her.  Maybe it is time to look inward and see what am I producing.  I truly believe that our kids are a direct reflection of how we are showing up in life.  What are we really saying “I can’t” to?  Whether it is verbal or not, look around to see if we are around many “I can’ters”? If we are then take a few moments to honestly face what you think you can’t do.  You may not be at the point of “I did” but let’s make our foundational point this week at the 50% mark of “I think I might”.

This is where patience plays a role and what is patience but just a show of our love for self and others.  Promise to value all things that come into life by starting at “I think I might”  Be aware of the changes that occur.  Being aware will help you to see what you’re doing right and know how to illuminate the negatives.


Good luck and may the “I did’s” be with you!

Jen and Brian Lamprey

4 thoughts on “I CAN AND I WILL!

  1. I love this! It is so true that our children are a reflection of us. It is so important to be a positive image for them. Humans find it so easy to say “I can’t”. This is a negative word. We need to work daily on being positive and steering away from those negativities. I can totally relate to this story. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    • Thank you Aspennic. I agree we do need to be that positive influence. I helped me to realize that when I make a mistake of not being that positive influence I should teach my children also how to talk about it. To express why I am choosing to be negative and that I can redeem myself. Thank you!

  2. I love this!! I used to ask my agents when I was coaching to create an action step from a desire that they told me they wanted to accomplish and so many times they would answer me with “I will try”.. My response was, “please try and stand up now”. They would give me puzzled expression and then try and stand up.. but when their brain tried they realized that either I stand up now or I don’t there…. is no reality in try! So we either we will or we wont it is as simple as that.. what do you want to do???? 🙂

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