This morning she discovered a two-inch slug and named him Spider. She quickly decided he was too brown and proceeded to color Spider with green sidewalk chalk. Shortly after, she confessed the two were best friends. She picked a handful of weeds for her new accomplice to munch and declared today his birthday. Then, she scooped him up and carried him to the swings. Um, yes, at this point Spider was dead, rest in peace, slimy one.
As I sat on the porch and watched her three-year-old day unfold, I thought about the opportunity we each have for daily celebration.
Yes, we celebrate when big things go right, your kid makes the team and you get the job, but we also have the opportunity to celebrate barking dogs, weed eaters that hum, and slugs named Spider.
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Questions for you: What opportunities will you embrace and celebrate today? Oh, and is it normal to find a dried-up worm in your child's bed? You know, hypothetically speaking, of course.