Just posting to share a sweet thing my son said to me today. I think I need to start writing more of these down so I don't forget.
After an afternoon filled with holiday shopping, Braden and I took a break for hot chocolate at Starbucks.
Sitting across the table from me, my two year old takes a swig out of his very own Starbucks kiddie cup and says to me, "So Mom, what was your favorite part of the day?"
The woman next to us just about died.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
When we are children, our choices are often made for us. From what we eat, to what we wear, even who our friends are. We might have some options of our own, limited choices parents give to their children. Children can certainly make a stand for a something they want, but generally our choices are limited and made for us.
As we grow up, so to speak, we get to make our own decisions. Clear the path for our own future. Sometimes those choices come easily. Sometimes they require greater thought. And sometimes you just wish you were a child again so someone else could make the decision for you.
There are no guarantees in life.
It is definitely better to make a decision than keeping yourself in limbo. Although it is true that one wrong turn could get you lost, it could also be that such a turn could be an opportunity for an adventure, or open more roads.
My dad used to say, "Quando una porta si chiude un portone si apre."
This idea, I know intellectually, but today- just for today, I want to be three again and have the decision be made for me.
So, would you please choose for me?
I do have to remember, just as I tell Braden, sometimes the choices we make aren't the right ones, but we always have the chance to make better decisions in the future.
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