Okay - So it's December 1st. The first day of my self-imposed month long challenge. Each day I'm going to post a picture taken at some time during that day. Should be easy to find a moment in each 24 hour period - right? My goal is to stop and take some time to reflect on the day or at least a moment in the day.
I got the idea for this from other bloggers - mostly the artist or journaling folks that I follow on Twitter. I would love to do an artwork-a-day challenge, but let's face it - anyone who knows me knows I tend to be a bit busy. I figure if I succeed at a picture & reflection a day that perhaps I can challenge myself to do an artwork a day.
So here's the first...
Today - December 1, 2010 my youngest son turns 17. Each time one of my children have a birthday I think about my goals for them. My number one goal I have for my kids is for them to be happy. I want them to have every opportunity in life that they can have. I want them to have the best life that is possible. I want them to be aware of the world around them and help make it a better place by being kind and considerate of others. I want them to be a success at whatever they choose to pursue in life. I know most parents feel the same way I do - they want their children to have a better life than the one they had. One of the many things I loved about my mother was that she was always proud of everything my brother and I accomplished. She wanted us to have a better life than she did. She was always so happy when we were happy. She couldn't wait to tell her friends about any little thing we were doing or what was going on in our lives.
Now the problem with wanting your children to be happy is that giving them what they want isn't always good for them. So I'll admit - I have probably spoiled my children way too much. But I'm not going to fret about that this time of year! Not when I love to shop for them.
Happy Birthday my Pooh Bear!