this recent one). They are inherently proud of most everything that they do, even if it happens to be artwork drawn on the wall instead of paper. And I have the choice to see the mess or see the effort and pride. For me it's an easy choice because it is clear when I see my kids that I will never get to rewind the clock. It is also clear the way that I treat them will lay the foundation for how they expect to be treated throughout life and how they will treat others (with respect, love and understanding is what I hope they learn). My kids are a wonderful reminder for me to slow down and enjoy the smallest of details, to find wonder in the process and to be gentle with ones soul.
Actually seeing this lovely quote the other day was good timing as I have been in a creative funk for awhile and made me realize I don't always practice this with myself. I have been stuck wanting to just be at my destination already rather than enjoying making my way there -- even if I don't know exactly where that destination is. The journey is often the longest and best part of any story, what in fact creates a story. But with all the nicey-nice said, I think I also just really need to mix in a little bit of this too . . .