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!