Remember when you go into the world to keep your eyes and ears wide open and be kind. Love one another. Take care of each other. Tell the truth and always do your best. Listen to the big people and the little people. Explore new paths and have fun. Know that you are loved like crazy. Give thanks for all your blessings. Above all else, love and you will do wonderful things in this world.
Last weekend I took my kids for the second week in row out for breakfast. I know, I know… father of the year. But what we did was different this me. I loaded them up on my bicycle and drove them down the bike path on the back in the carrier, to the restaurant we had been the week before. What was different was that we took my bike, 5.5 miles each way and on the way back and mostly up hill and with 80 pounds of children in the back. We sat.
We had breakfast. They colored (with only one crayon). We hung out and we had fun.
Conversation and connecting with one another.
We all can truly learn from children because they are so pure. Its about the relationship between you and them. No agenda. Just us and what is important to them.
On our way back home there was some wind and it was mostly up hill.
While on the way they are laughing and asking if I need to take a break (really busting my chops as only my kids could). I looked back at them while riding up one particularly difficult part of the ride and said….” Dickers don’t quit”.
When we got home Brandi asked me “how’d it go”? I said great! And Roen immediately chimed in and said…..”Mommy, Dicker’s don’t quit!” Lesson clearly learned.
Life is short.
Leave it all out there.
Be the best you can be to yourself and your family.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend.