August 23, 2019

1.Thing That Is Bringing Me Joy: Milkweed. This spring Allison bought milkweed and monarch caterpillars for our garden. The garden is near our front door. The monarch butterflies bring my family joy as we come and go about our day.

2. New Skill – Trained my brain to listen to audio books at 2.5x. This will allow me to listen to 2.5x more books this year. I’ll take it.

3. Life Philosophy – Everything changes when you stop playing for the next 30 days and start playing for the next 30 years.

4. Best Thing I’ve Bought In The Last 90 Days – These Adams Stackable Adirondack Chairs. They are cheap, comfortable, and easily portable. Our family got a lot of use out of them this summer.

5. Skill I’m Teaching – I’m teaching my 6 year old son to ride a bike. He has the physical ability to do it. Once he starts riding he goes. And then he realizes he is riding – thinks about it – and falls. In learning about riding a bike he’s learning about life. So much of what we do or don’t do is in our heads.