Taking a lesson from my little one
Kids have the most incredible energy and imagination. As a parent I am driven to ensure that my girls always think outside the box, embrace their imagination and create create create!
My little one is now creating a “playground” in our living room with the couch, pillows and any piece of furniture she can get her hands on. I give her A++ for her creativity that’s for sure! The seat cushion is now a slide, the smaller cushion mimics a trampoline, and so on.
And because she watches what I do with my cycling videos, she’s now making up her own exercises and dance routines in this playground of hers for her imaginary friends to do with her.
I like to step away so that I can just peek and observe her from afar (the kitchen lol). It warms my heart to see her imagination run wild. In this world she has herself as a leader, a teacher to help others learn. She is assertive, confident and ambitious. I couldn’t ask more of my little girl, and will do everything in my power to make sure she always sees this side of her.
And as I watch her explore, create, imagine and build, I can’t help but challenge myself to do the same. We should all take a step back and look at our every day lives to ask ourselves two very simple questions:
- What makes me happy (it can’t be materialistic)?
- Do I get the opportunity to create something new each day?
For the week ahead I am going to take notes on myself...when do I find that I am the happiest...what am I creating that is new each day (and it can’t be Chef’s Plate LOL).
I encourage you to do the same. You might learn something new about yourself and five life to a talent or skill you had back in childhood:)
Until next time,