Recently I came across this piece, If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again by Chief Dan George and was blown away. My life has been very busy and full lately. A little too full, I’m afraid to – though must – admit. In fact, tonight between trying to send emails while on a conference call and preparing dinner, I cut my finger with a knife. Shocker, right? Not.
However, Silver Linings seem to come when I need them the most and that is exactly what this piece has done for me.
Today is Suddenly Seven’s school camp-out, an all-inclusive hiking and camping trip replete with a traditional campfire and games. So, today, instead of worrying about obligations and deadlines, I am throwing (work) caution to the wind by taking the day off to spend it with Suddenly Seven and her classmates at the beach and around a campfire.
If FBC taught me one thing it’s that we really do only get one time to raise our children and today is the day that I’m going spend focused on Suddenly Seven. That’s the best Silver Lining imaginable!