A great reminder for this holiday season!
I once heard a story about Kara, a divorced lady in her mid-40’s with three kids who was criticized by her sister when she decided to join a gym. Margaret told Kara that she was being selfish to spend any time exercising when she had three kids. Margaret seemed to think that all of Kara’s attention should go only toward her three kids, but she was profoundly mistaken. Parents set the pace and lead their children by example. If they operate out of self-neglect and remain stressed-out and unhealthy, this represents a tremendous loss of power to all. These types of parents aren’t equipped with the tools and credibility to make a positive lasting impression on their children. In turn, this affects everyone in a dire way and leaves a huge footprint in society. As more and more children become obese, the health and welfare of entire families will continue to unravel.
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