Lessons from leading a PEPS Group

Highs and Lows

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By Beth Morris

This spring I had the privilege of being a PEPS Newborn Group Leader for the first time.  As I gear up to lead my second group this summer, I’m reflecting on the lessons that shaped me and made me a better leader (I hope) the first time around…

  1.  Don’t Be a Know-It-All

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

-Wendy Mass

When I first read those words years ago, they struck a deep chord in me, and I’ve tried to return to them often over the years.  Surely I know that as much as there is that people don’t know about me, there is just as much I don’t know about them…right?

Never is this truer than in parenting.  Parenting is so, so personal, yet so, so universal at the same time.  Though millions…

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2 responses

  1. Hi Beth — I have a day off from work and took a moment to pop over here after you left a comment on my blog (and I suspect you might be the Beth who commented on Glennon’s blog about “from one writer to 100 to another.”)

    Thank you for your kindness in response to my essay. Most importantly, I think, the universe wanted me to read your encouragement to listen more. That went straight to my heart. As a writer, I spend a lot of time thinking about what I want to say. Not so much listening. Your gentle encouragement is today’s gift and I thank you.

    • Joan – Thank YOU!! And I apologize it has taken so long for me to get back to you. In short this has been one of the busiest months of my life, mainly due to a big house move. I JUST got back on the writing horse with a new post after a several-weeks slump… I truly appreciate your kind words and am encouraged by them. I look forward to reading more from you as well.

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