I was reading a blog by Seth Godin who was talking about tribes, and it reminded me of the lens I chose to look through as I was raising my kids: that they are not mine. I don’t own them. I was simply lucky enough to have been given stewardship over them.
Stewardship is a powerful word that can offer a greater sense of responsibility, giftedness, and impermanence, and in that, something you cannot take for granted.
We are stewards in our relationships with all things in our lives, and where we are truly thriving, most likely, we were careful stewards in those areas of our lives.