Fun day. Planted mint, jumped on the trampoline with the kids (not sure this is a good idea after having 3 kids, considering I need to get off every 5 minutes to go pee), talked with neighbors, made s'mores. I feel a bit guilty for having such a fun and simple day, knowing that there are so many who are hurting. So many going without. Do you think there is a balance to be found in enjoying what you have, while at the same time remembering and actively helping those who have great need? Perhaps it's found through gratefulness and generosity.
I'm finding that I'm enjoying my kids so much more now that I am making a very intentional effort to teach them to contribute and take responsibility. This summer they are taking turns making and serving lunch. It's fun to see them take pride and ownership of it. I'm hoping for some positive changes over summer break. So far so good.