I feel like a cookie hot out of the oven
by Dr. Minette Riordan
Out of the mouths of babes… my children never cease to amaze me with their creativity, with the depth of their thought processes and the clever metaphors they come up (although they certainly don’t know they are spouting out metaphors and similes on a regular basis…) My daughter and I were in the car yesterday chatting about her day at school, her monkey bar coach (her bff) and how hot it was on the playground. That was when she came up with the phrase, “I felt like a cookie right out of the oven, so hot and then later I felt like toast, still hot but not as hot.” Where do they come up with these things? It’s not like we spend a lot of time baking cookies.
I for one am glad the kids are back in school. I like the routine and so do they but I also love to watch them grow, struggle, thrive, make new friends and get excited about learning. I was at a Plano Chamber luncheon yesterday listening to several long time small business owners give a panel on How to Grow Your Business. Jerry Kezhaya, my good friend and owner of The Auto Shop (the only place in Plano to get your car fixed reliably) talked about the importance of learning something new every day.
How easy it is for us as adults, as parents, as spouses or business owners to forget that. We get caught up in the every day busy-ness of our lives and don’t look for the new, the creative, the nugget of information that can help us to grow every day.
My children are constant reminders of the joy we can find in learning something new every day! Where do you look for inspiration?