My daughter and I went to the store today. We went to look at legos. Sometimes we just go hang out in the Lego aisle…for a very long time. I wandered over one aisle.
These days I aim to spend most of my time in beginner’s mind. There’s no need to walk around missing out on all the good things going on around me every day.
No, I’m not naive. In fact, I’m pretty jaded, and that’s the concern.
It’s not good for anyone, least of all me. I’ve starting over. New eyes. New thoughts. Less thoughts. All my forty-one years of experience are still in there, but I’m not willing to be married to them any longer.
And interestingly, things don’t bother me as much. And then, some days, they do.
Today, I noticed something new but very old. My daughter found me, noticing it, and she asked me, “What are you thinking, Mom?” I replied with, “What am I thinking?”
She stood, looked, and said, “No girls.”
I’ll keep it simple. No girls.
But could we be doing better for our boys?