I Am Strong

By Greg Baer M.D.

January 15, 2016

Recently my three-year-old grandson Bruce was helping me load some wood onto a pile. While holding above his head a log about three inches in diameter and weighing several pounds, he declared, “I am strong.” He was so proud of himself and obviously having fun.

What Bruce said was true—he is strong for his age—but he left out the other things he might have said that also would have been true:

“I’m only two and a half feet tall.”

“People tell me what to do all day.”

“Sometimes I wet the bed.”

“My vocabulary and clarity of speech are somewhat limited.”

I believe we’d all be happier if we were more like this three-year-old. We all have gifts that are both beautiful and useful. Remembering those—and focusing on developing them—is far more useful than fussing about our mistakes and shortcomings.

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About the author 

Greg Baer, M.D.

I am the founder of The Real Love® Company, Inc, a non-profit organization. Following the sale of my successful ophthalmology practice I have dedicated the past 25 years to teaching people a remarkable process that replaces all of life's "crazy" with peace, confidence and meaning in various aspects of their personal lives, including parenting, marriages, the workplace and more.

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