My youngest son is 8, (nearly 9) he’s bright, can solve problems in an amazing way, he’s brave and isn’t afraid to speak out, he’s naughty too (nobody’s perfect). I admire him… I think he is what I would like to have been when I was 8. He has courage and an enthusiasm I never had at his age. This isn’t just fatherly love, its fatherly inspiration.
This determined nature also means he’s a challenge to keep on the right path, often veering straight off. I feel for him too, because he ‘veer’s off’ and doesn’t understand why this is a problem. Because of this he is frequently a pain in the neck… but no matter what he does, I can’t stop loving him.
I wonder what he will be like when he’s older. It doesn’t matter in many ways but I wonder… I know that if he can focus a fraction of his energies on making his life happy and successful he will be epic! That is all I hope for him.
The world we live in is large, amazing, terrifying and wonderful. We are so small by comparison and when problems get to us we can forget this. I’ve found recently that my perspective on the problems in my life needed to change.
I’ve been going through a rage of numerous problems for some months now, from the personal to the professional. Sometimes it seemed too much to cope with. The way I was looking at those problems was making it worse and dragging me down. Thinking about this and and I decided that changing the way I look at the problem could help immensely.
I recently decided that being human being (haha) with a brain that can think and solve problems, is a good mental attitude to adopt of dealing with life’s ups and down. Changing my attitude and I’m looking at life in a more positive light, focusing on the the good things in it and not giving up has helped me immensely recently.
I’m not saying that this is an attitude we should all adopt, because everyone is different and that what makes people good at working out problems – our ability to act in different ways benefits us.