Friday, June 5, 2009

Abundance Mentality

I love the confidence and the abundance mentality of children.

This was my conversation with Libby in the car a couple of days ago:

Libby: Mom, who is the strongest in our family?
Mom: (without hesitation) Dad.
Libby: Who is the weakest?
Mom: (chuckle, and trying to figure out how to break it to her) Well, it's probably you, Libby.
Libby: (immediate surprised reply) It's not me! I can lift two 15 lb weights straight over my head!
Mom: Oooh...Well, who do you think it is, then?
Libby: It's no one!

Isn't that abundance? We're all strong in our family!

And then the next thing she said to me in the car was this, "Mom, is there a third coming?"

It took me a second to get it, but when I understood that she was referring to the Second Coming, I said, "No." But I wonder if at the end of the Millennium there won't be a Third Coming? Anyway, I love it that she's trying to understand things, thinking about them deeply enough to analyze and ask more questions.

Next Post: The Last Day of School Party and the Family Street Dance!


WhettenWild said...

Good thinking Libby!

Curtis said...

Interesting insight into the abundance mentality. She must be from Lake Wobegon where all the all the women are strong, the men are good looking and all the children are above average.