In 2016 we told the kids that they could each have a birthday party and invite a few friends. Then we told them that 2017 would be an off year for parties. In 2018, they could each have one again.
We will still celebrate each birthday this year with a special family breakfast & dinner, the day of.
Our youngest daughter turns 8 soon.
I asked her what she wanted me to cook for her special birthday dinner.
Rice & Beans, she exclaimed!
(If you know our daughter then you know that she LOVES Rice & Beans.) But I still found myself asking her over and over…are you sure that you want Rice & Beans? I make those every week.
Don’t you want something different?
“Nope, I just want Rice & Beans!”
Rice & Beans, it is, I guess.
If you need a reminder to chase slow, or simply need a reason to snuggle up on the couch for hours over a good book, check this one out. I don’t want to give too much away by sharing Erin’s stories, but here is one example that Erin used of someone else’s story, a familiar one perhaps. One that the very first time that I heard it, many years ago, caused me to reflect on what I have, what I’m chasing, and what the purpose of it all really was.
I’ll leave you with that fable… (author unknown)