Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Life is GOOD

I came across this article and it gave me the chills. I don't know what started this habit in our family...but for as long as we've been sitting around a table with children that could carry a conversation we have asked the same question at dinnertime. 

We call it "Share your Good" and as the kids have grown, Matt has also added the prompt (forever the teacher) "Share one thing you learned today." 

I love how the brothers in the article said, "As simple as mom's words were, they changed the energy in the room...before we knew it, we were all riffing on the best, funniest, or most bizarre part of our day."

This happens around our table too and it has allowed for some of our best times together as a family. The sharing what they have learned has also led Megan to help Molly with a report or Molly to help Wyatt with some Math problems. These conversations also make it much easier for the invariable fart or poop or Lake Titicaca comment that ALWAYS still seems to work it's way into our dinnertime roll of my back! 

I don't know if our children will grow up to own their own $100 million companies someday, or if our dinnertime conversation will one day influence thousands of employees, but it is encouraging to know they are being raised in an environment that has fostered such things. 

"Optimism is a courageous choice you can make every day, especially in the face of adversity."


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