Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Are You Adventurous?

As I am zooming through my own adventure, I have to make this quick. But it was on my mind, and since I have been SOOO absent from posting lately, I just had to jot something down.

We kicked off our MOPS year this morning, and I am really excited about it. I am serving on the Steering Team (heading up Publicity), and I get to see a lot of behind the scenes stuff that I was blissfully unaware of last year as "just a mom." It is a LOT of work!

Our theme this year is "Adventures in Mothering," and one of our discussion questions this morning was "What Makes Something Adventurous?" My answer sounded good (I'm good at discussions, but questionable at applying what I say - I'm a good-on-paper kind of person sometimes), but after I dropped the kids off I had a chance to reflect a bit more on the discussion.

How would you answer that question? Is it the fun places you go? Is it the exciting things you plan to do?

I believe that it is the attitude we have when things come our way that we aren't prepared for. Our response could be to get stressed out about the situation, or we could accept it and go with the flow. Or we could even see it as an adventure (which is not usually my response, I'll admit). How we respond to life's challenges speaks volumes to our children. Are we teaching them to keep moving forward and see life as an adventure?

I know this is not fun updates of the kids, or pictures or videos (which I will put up here soon, I promise!), but thanks for reading anyway. Sometimes I like to expound on my thoughts. This is why I have a blog, right?

1 comment:

Grandmaof3 said...

I think you're right on the money. You could also think of adventurous as doing adventurous things with the children (adventurous to them, at least). And I know you like to do that--let them explore even if the kitchen gets messy kind of things. Create safaris, exploration trips, etc, for them. Get them excited about life in general and the world around them. If you have an adventurous spirit, so will they when they grow up. They will be willing to take chances in their lives and will appreciate everything around them. They will have an imagination and pass this on to their children.