I have one daughter. She is 8. She is smart, funny, kind and the happiest person I know! I could go on and on about how wonderful she is. I won't. I will however, share a little moment from tonight.
It's 10:00 on a Friday night ... She sees the book I am reading in my room and asks what it is about. I inform her that I'm reading and enjoying very much - "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey. I have always talked to her like she is older than she is so I launch into a little book summary about the 7 habits. She is completely enthralled with every word and I stop and ask - "Does this make sense to you?"
Lauren: YES! I live my life just like the effective people mom.
I had to agree and in that little moment - I made a mental note like this:
Remember this moment Wendy ... because before too long she'll be out on the Friday nights and someone else will get to enjoy her vibrant, positive and kind personality.
And I tucked the moment away in one of my very favorite mind files called: Moments with Lauren and we went back to doing our nails and discussing Habit 1: Be Proactive / Principles of Personal Vision. (7 Habits book page 65).