Thursday, June 24, 2010
Are you pining away for an exotic vacation, an exciting life, playing the WHEN _______ happens THEN I can _______. My friend Jayne and I always have the very best conversations during dinner. Jayne is so very well read, remembers everything and has taught psychology at the college level for a very long time. We have delicious conversations and the food isn't bad either! She recently joked (maybe) that she should start a WHEN/THEN support group. Are you guilty of when/then thinking? I certainly am. She reminded me and several others that if you do not follow up on your dream you may see, for example, your idea for a book written by someone else. I think she would have a LOT of takers on the when/then group. It was a poignant reminder that each moment is significant...that once it passes...it is lost. Do we/I really want to spend those precious moments in time playing the WHEN/THEN game?
Two of the granddarlings recently spent the entire weekend with me...apart from a beautiful shiner and pure exhaustion...we had a lot of fun! They remind me of those precious moments in time when a sprinkler system and a puddle of water rivals any grand resort...when the ordinary becomes extraordinary!
Children live in the moment. Absolutely no WHEN/THEN thinking for them. How about you?