When you let go…


A friend and I were talking yesterday about how we want so much to “happen” in our family lives. That we have a hard time seeing any value in sitting around watching TV on a weekend day when there is so much to experience out there in the world. I used to be one who tried to impose this opinion of mine on my family. But I’ve learned that it only makes things worse. Begets even MORE TV watching. And what I’ve come to find is that really, it’s only a temporary thing. It’s not like they watch TV 24/7. It’s just a way for them to wind down after the long work/school week. We’re very active people, curious and creative by nature, always on the move. Sitting quietly watching TV now and then isn’t going to fry anyone’s brain or undo all those beautiful memories I’ve tried so hard to inspire. It’s a way for them to feel safe and even bond. How is it different than sitting on a boat fishing, for instance? Or in a duck blind? How is active always better than passive? I have found that the more I let go of active being the “right” way, the more active they become. This, for instance, happened last weekend. Log peeling for our friend’s cabin in the woods.
Lessons lessons, everywhere…when you let go.

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6 Responses to When you let go…

  1. Those dogs look like slackers to me. They might benefit from a lecture about being active the right way.

  2. My lab Elliot aka “Beefy Boy or Potato” would love to come over and watch your Lab and Golden. He’s a watcher…..and eater of anything regardless of whether of not it’s edible. I can’t teach him how to be “active” to save my soul. I’m over active so perhaps we’re the yin and yang.

  3. Hey, Laura! Glad to be back on your blog. I have missed hearing your pearls of wisdom and the flow of your words.

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