What We Did Right in 2008
Yesterday, I looked at the mistakes we made in 2008. Today, I’ll reflect on what worked.
This list could be very, very long, because we did a lot of things right. But I’ll pick the top 5.
1. We had fun. We spent almost every day doing things which made us happy. And I don’t mean “party” happy (although we did do that sometimes too). But that deep, satisfied, “I love to be alive” kind of happy. Isn’t that what life’s all about?
2. We loved deeply. We took lots of time to love each other, our family, and our friends. We were surrounded by love all year, and we loved others.
3. We reassessed our lives. Several times this year, we sat down and reassessed our lives. We talked about what was working, what wasn’t, what we wanted to do, what we wanted to change, and our dreams. We did this again during our holiday vacation, and we’re looking forward to making some changes to our schedule and our rhythms when we get home.
4. We went to the library every week. Seems trivial, but our weekly trip to the library was a cornerstone of our homeschooling. Even when the kids didn’t want to go, we went. And of course, once they were there, they wanted to check out more books than our limit allowed. Having piles and piles of new library books in our house keeps the love of reading, exploring, and learning alive.
5. We adopted a dog. We love our dog. Simply put.
I love thinking about what we did right. There’s a Buddhist expression - Life is perfect how it is, and there is room for improvement! And that’s how I feel. Life is indeed perfect how it is. And, we are improving it everyday.