Question of the Day

Today I was presented with an excellent question, and I would love for all of you to answer it as well.

My 11 year old daughter came downstairs right when I was finishing up breakfast and sat at the table. Just as I flipped my hashbrowns over, she said to me: “Mom, what’s your favorite thing about life”.

I smiled, and without hesitation, I said,

Being blessed to share it with my family

She smiled and said, “aww, that’s nice.”

I decided to write about this today for several reasons, but my main reason was to tell you how important it is to engage. I know we all have busy lives and feel stretched, especially if you have more than one child, work, and run them around to all their extracurricular activities. But it is so vital to slow down and communicate.

I have no idea why my daughter asked me that or what made her think of this question first thing Saturday morning. And I didn’t feel I needed to ask her that. The only particular thing that mattered was it was on her heart, and she needed an answer.

That question prompted me to put my food on simmer, grab a seat and focus on her. So in return, I asked her the same question, and with a massive grin on her face, she said, ” to beable to explore and try new things.”

Of course, I asked like what? She said, oh, you know, like picking out a new instrument for orchestra and going out into nature. So long story short next weekend, we will be headed to the mountains for a hike and looking at a new instrument to purchase.

Suddenly, I feel like the conversation started innocent enough, and now I’m going to be spending money and hiking out in the heat!

What just happened here?

You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!

~Belladonna~

28 Replies to “Question of the Day”

  1. Haha, well, they do say that one thing leads to another everytime 🙂

    It’s a great question and being adults we may read far more into it than she intended 😉 But it’s great that she has an enquiring mind and I love the honesty of her answer and long may she have such an adventurous spirit!

  2. My favorite tine when I can take the grandchildren to the lake. And my new one. Watching my six month grand-daughter Mia. Family is our wealth. I knew soldiers who had no-one. I sat with them at death and Us soldiers said goodbye to them. It is terrible to die alone. Or live alone. Hello dear Belladonna and I hope you are having some fun and staying safe.

  3. This is so beautiful – your post, the question, your daughter, the conversation, everything 😊Wishing you a wonderful hike and happy new instrument hunting!💛✨

    1. Awww thank you so much! You are so kind. Picking out the instrument will be fun but then we have to listen to her practice… that is going to be loud and funny😆

  4. Your daughter is so wise–going out into and enjoying nature is one of the most wonderful things in life. There is nothing more refreshing to the soul than a hike through a beautiful forest. (Close second: cookies fresh out of the oven!!!!)

  5. I’m simply amazed by everything! The differences in all the peoples …. the weather …. the intelligence (and stupidity) …. the love and hate ……. summer and winter. It is all mind boggling! <3

      1. I played flute, too. My son plays cello, and it was beautiful from the beginning. We ended up buying two, so I have one for sale. My daughter played viola, but that was short-lived. One year. Happy we rented.

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