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Three Things Thursday

Each Thursday, Nerd in the Brain writes about three things for which she’s thankful. Today I’m following suit.

1. My son didn’t earn TV time yesterday. He began writing a story instead. Though inspired by something he’d watched, he created instead of consuming.

Each has its place, but as a parent, I love witnessing each (messy, endearing) act of creation.


2. Yesterday I met someone who was so inspiring, I left our discussion feeling like I could build a rocket and fly to the moon if I set my mind on it. I couldn’t pinpoint any one thing–or number of things–she said or did to inspire that sensation, but I decided I don’t need to understand it to enjoy it.

I think maybe I’ll try creating more of that in the world instead of flying to the moon. There’s more day-to-day good in that here on earth! (Also, practically speaking, it’s more in line with skill sets I’ve already developed, so the time investment isn’t nearly so great.)

3. My younger sister is visiting this weekend! YES!!!!!!!!!!

  1. November 5, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I like the idea of being more inspiring on a day to day basis… Another example of creating rather than consuming!

    • November 5, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      I hadn’t thought of that … I love it! I wish I could bottle up how I felt yesterday and dab a little on when I’m flagging. And that it could be shared! I’ll be thinking on it. πŸ™‚

  2. November 5, 2015 at 11:58 am

    LOL, I love that you are going to work to your skill set and try and bring more inspiration to each day, vs. building a rocket to the moon! πŸ™‚

    • November 5, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      I really do love the thought of flying to the moon … but I wouldn’t say I love it more than Chuao chocolate, say, which gives me a good sense how much energy I should invest in rocket-building. :p

  3. November 5, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    One of the things I am grateful for on a daily basis is the new perspectives I am showered with in the blogosphere.
    New doors and windows opening all the time…
    Enjoy (of course) your visit with your sister.

    • November 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      I echo your thankful things! I’ve spent a lot of the last few days thinking how uncomfortable I was with change this time last year, compared to now, when I see change as a form of opportunity. Looking for those newly opened windows and doors is a joy.

  4. November 5, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Awesome, Deb. I love it when those connections are made, and I equally love it when our children create.


    • November 8, 2015 at 4:48 am

      Each day I’ve hoped he’ll return to telling that story, or start a new one. That hasn’t happened, but I have enjoyed other little creations along the way. πŸ™‚

  5. A
    November 5, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I adore your #2, it’s the best! I say that because I do not have children or a younger sister πŸ˜‰

  6. November 5, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Those are some great things!

  7. November 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Gifts, to be cherished and bottled up. Enjoy your sister time!!

  8. November 7, 2015 at 5:22 am

    I love this one…nice

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