When I look forward to parenting, it frightens me. There’s so much to consider, and I’m just not sure about any of it. (Of course, when I start looking that far in the future, I rarely find any comfort. It’s all a little too uncertain.)
Fortunately, there’s a TED Talk aimed at restoring a little calm to the stressful world of raising happy kids. I appreciate both Jennifer Senior’s honesty and humor. Worth the 18 minutes.
Reading about a TED Talk that received the longest standing ovation in TED history, I was intrigued. The talk was highlighted as an example of the power of story. Not only are the stories Bryan Stevenson shares powerful but the meaning behind the talk is powerful.
Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.
“The opposite of play is not work; the opposite of play is depression.”
I came across this quote from Brene Brown, though it seems to attributed to several different people online. Regardless, I love the truth of the statement. Work and play are not opposites. They compliment.
Recently I’d been feeling the lack of play in my life, so I’m thankful for my friends who helped inject some fun and happiness back into my days.