Learning from Diapers

A while ago, my son has began fighting the changing of his diaper. He used to do fine when he needed changed. You would think that he’d be excited about getting out of his own feces and into something clean, but no. As soon as we start to lay him down on the changing table, he knows what’s coming and begins to scream. It becomes like a WWE match as we wrestle with him to keep him from rolling over, kicking his legs, or worse – getting his hands down in the “dirt.”

I’m not sure why the switch. Why did he go from enjoying, or at least tolerating, the change of diapers to someone who would rather do anything other than get clean?

It reminds me of myself sometimes. Not that I still wear diapers, (although that would cut down on bathroom breaks) but there are things in my life that definitely need changing. Things that I want to improve or remove from my daily existence. However, I often fight against that need. I’ve become comfortable with the way things are. Changing is difficult and time-consuming and maybe even strenuous.

What about you? What’s keeping you from being the best YOU, you can be? Are there things that you know you need to change? What’s one step you can take today that will push you towards that goal?

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