Love this post at Zen Habits , especially “you should always break rules” as a parent. So true!
- Teach kids to be self-sufficient.
- Teach older kids to help with the younger kids.
- Teach them to solve problems.
- Show them how to be passionate.
- Play with them outside, and be active.
- Don’t overschedule.
- Don’t dote.
- Read with them, and read in front of them.
- Be inquisitive.
I’ve flown by Mount Rainier many times, driven by it, snowshoed on it, saw it literally every day while we lived in Seattle. (When it wasn’t cloudy and raining, that is!)
It was breathtaking every time.
Isn’t it amazing that something you see so often can still take your breath away? And it’s all because when you take time to look, you are living in the moment.
Take that same level of focus and apply it to the other amazing “every day” things in your life — your significant other, your kids, your family, your friends. You won’t regret a single moment.
Photo from Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine