Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ten Things

(Ten Things) I can learn from my children. This post is prompted by http://www.mamakatslosinit.com/ ,check out other opinions there.
1. Laugh often; It's a great work out for your abs. Giggle until you nearly wet your pants.
2. Remember exercise is another word for play. Riding your bike for fun instead of cardio. Skip, play hopscotch and hang from the monkey bars without thinking about your biceps.
3. Forgive easily. Being "right" can be very lonely. Better to forgive and move on.

4. Play nice, include others.
5. Wear clothes that are comfortable, not just because they have the right label.
6. Dance whenever you feel like it. With or without the beat. Partners are optional, that's what imaginary friends are for.
7. Be fearless. A cannonball makes a bigger splash than a swan dive. Grass stains and dirt are signs of a life well-lived.

8. Look at the world with a sense of wonder. The flight of a bumblebee, the velvet wings of a butterfly and the twitch of kitten whiskers.
9.Eat chocolate chip cookies for breakfast without feeling guilty. No counting calories, fat grams or carbs.
10. Find beauty wherever you can. Dandelions make pretty bouquets too. And now it's your turn, what can you learn from your kids?









5 comments:

Georgia said...

I have learned ever so many things from my children and I continue to learn more each day.

I've learned to not make snap judgments--to hear the whole story before forming an opinion.

I've learned to cherish each day and count blessings minute by minute.

I've learned that prayer is an essential element of every morning and night.

I've learned that relationships are more important than anything of this world and the effort I expend to develop those will serve me better than any other use of my time.

There are so many more, and like I said, new things occur to me every day.

Thanks, kids!! Thanks, Lisa!

pegbur7 said...

Great post and great list! Loved it. Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

Betsy said...

I've been waiting my whole life to give me permission to eat cookies for breakfast... I'm going to raid the cookie jar now!

(Visiting from Mama Kat's. Your list is great!)

Mrs. Weber said...

This is beautiful and SO true! I especially like the part about eating chocolate chip cookies...thanks for the excuse ;)

mssharealot said...

What a sweet list! You obviously have wonderful children and are very wise to stop and learn the lessons they can teach!