It was as normal as any conversation I’ve ever heard. And not. As I walked by their yard, I smiled at the Dad. I said nothing, but I hope he could see in my face the joy I experienced in that moment. I hope he saw the feeling of inspiration in my smile, in my eyes. I have a feeling he has seen that look before.
“Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work.”
I’m sure there are many things my children will learn from their track and field experience, but here are the three that kept running through my brain over the weekend.
I spent 18 hours at an invitational track meet this weekend. Most of my children’s races lasted less than 70 seconds. That gives a guy a lot of time to think.
I have a personal Thanksgiving tradition. Every year, I set my alarm to get up early so I can watch the sunrise on Thanksgiving morning. It’s my way of making sure I start the day by being quiet and thankful for the simple joy of another morning.
Sarah Bernhardt once said, “Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” And creativity spawns creativity. We are in what some are calling a “creativity crisis.” One of the best talks I’ve heard around this topic was a TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson, “How Schools Kill Creativity.” […]