Friday, June 18

TGIF: Gratitude for Becoming a Grown-Up

Do you ever have those days where you wish you could just cancel all your appointments and play with Legos all day? (OK I admit it. I do have days that I play with Legos bu I have to plan them.) Sometimes I want to go back and be a kid again. Not that being a kid was easy, growing up and learning how to be in our society was tough work. But, for the most part, my responsibilities ended with my sisters and my self. I didn't have to worry about how my actions and responses were going to affect my career, my health, or my marriage. This week I had a different experience. This week it felt good to be adult. It felt good to have difficult conversations and know that I was able to use my wisdom as a adult to serve those conversations well.  As they say now, this week was chock full of adulting. But instead of wanting to run back to my Lego drawers, I felt ready to continue to face the next opportunity to be mature and grown-up. Who knew being a grown-up could be so rewarding?!? I am grateful.

I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed. — Bill Watterson

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