10/04/2009

beautiful friday

i'm taking today to refresh and rejuvenate - stay tuned for a post later on this weekend. in the meanwhile, i was looking through some of my older posts the other day and found some that i felt were really important to dust off and re-post in order to share with you guys all over again.

also - fantastic news - the first-ever post in my tell me a story series will be going up on monday and i couldn't be more excited!

have a fantastic belated passover or easter weekend, everyone. xo

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think like a seven-year-old

"I'd never heard of life lists until my seven-year-old daughter made one. One day Rachael produced a piece of poster board with the title: "Things I Want to Do." The entries were ambitious: Go to Paris. Go to China. Learn to scuba dive. Be in a movie.

I didn't want to dash her dreams, but it seemed like a good dashing was in order. I was a single parent without much money. We lived in a rented cabin in the Missouri Ozarks. "That's nice," I told her.

By age 12 she'd checked everything off her list. I snagged a writing assignment in Hawaii, and she tagged along and took diving lessons. We were invited on a group trip to China, then used the frequent flier mileage for a trip to Paris. She scored a role as a zombie in a low-budget horror flick being filmed near where we lived (her list didn't stipulate that the movie had to be good).

The point is, Rachael made her list when she was too young to fret about limits. It's a lesson we can all take: Get back to that place you were in as a child, when "limitations" was a word grown-ups said. When you think like a child, you expose your limits as mirages."



i'm thinking of erasing my limits today. what about you?

5 comments:

katelynjane said...

Oh wow. This is just way too cool!! Children are SO inspiring, they have no limits and haven't experienced the hurt of not succeeding. They just do what they want to do because they can't see why they wouldn't want to do it!

I freaking LOVE this post!!

Julia said...

The minds of children and truly incredible!
Have a wonderful weekend, darling!

XOXO

Jessica Marie said...

this post is fabulous

i'm going to make a list this weekend

Mics AKA Lunatiger said...

Hello you! I've always love reading your bloggings and have nominated you for the sisterhood blog award! Be sure to swing by my blog to pick it up. Can't wait to read your next inspirational story! ^_^

CheshireCatsGrin said...

This is great--thank you for posting that little story :)

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