What does the word “Birthday” mean to you? Party-time or “oh, no here it is again” What if you were turning 20 today?
Well today my daughter is…
What do you think would be on your mind? Did you know where you were going at 20? What were you passionate about? What would you say to her or to a the 20 year old you on this day?
Would you discuss people that have come and gone in your life? Would you warn her to watch out for people because they are out for themselves or would you smile and remember all the good that others have done for you?
Would you discuss openly with her any questions that she poses or just give her what you think she wants to hear?
Would you tell her about your first real love, your first kiss, your first date…
Would you tell her about all the relationships that came and went? Would you warn her to be guarded and cautious about this so and so, or tell her that each relationship brought experiences that made me who I am today?
Would you tell her about all the financial woes you went through, recessions, gas hikes, layoffs, inflation or tell her to buy Microsoft stock in the early 80’s.
Would you tell her to find her cause, her voice. something to fight for, something to believe in or to play it safe?
Would you tell her that every experience she has had good or bad, has been a stepping stone to where you are now or would you dwell on the negative things and try to explain why your dreams never came true?
Or would you just put your arm around her and say “Don’t worry baby, it always works itself out, it’s going to be one heck on a ride!”…
Just Keep Swimming…
Can’t resist, aren’t these just the sweetest hands you ever saw???