What Is In Your Invisible Backpack?
By Arlene Harder, MA, MFT
“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children,
but we can at least prepare our children for the future.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt
Your parents did the best they knew how to prepare you for the future. Hopefully, they
did just fine and you are able to easily navigate the path on which you find yourself.
Of course, your parents may have done a lousy job of it. If that is the case, it is possible that in overcoming their deficits as parents you developed some strength you would not have needed if your parents were better at the job they were given when they had you.
However, the chances are that like most parents, yours were better at some parts of child rearing and not go good at others. So, if you want to explore your life, you will be pleased to see that you have some skills that have done you well. Other areas may need a little support.
Therefore, as you dig deeper into your invisible backpack, you will find a whole lot of things you didn’t realize were there and others that have been bothering you for years. I offer the following articles and questions as a starting point in your examination of what advice you want to keep and what you want to discard.
- How to Lighten Your Invisible Backpack
- What Influences Shaped Your Life?
- What Are Your Values?
- Who Are You Today?
- Affirmations You May Have Missed Hearing
There is also a whole section on The Finest Qualities of Being Human that will give you insight into specific qualities that you may want to express more often in your life.