Just like last year, I want to choose a general theme to focus on for this year… but of course I need to select and decide with my boys because this is going to be a family theme this time… something that we will consciously commit to memory and action. Oh well, good luck to us.
I thought we needed tons of luck so we can have our Family Theme before 2015 ends, but maybe life has its way of showing us how simple and uncomplicated things can be, as long as we observe, listen and de-clutter.
Unearthing a simple nail buffer while doing our usual/regular sorting of “stuff” in the house sparked the idea of our family theme this year… which is BETTER. I know, you may find it too lame and/or too simple, but that’s what we do, keep things simple and minimal, right? And there’s also a story behind it…
When I found this nail buffer in a bag of “other” stuff, I gave it a deep thought if I will keep it or not, since I don’t have much time to do nail buffing often. While thinking I gave my nails a few stroke of buff… then as expected our ever curious son asked me how to use it and what its purpose is. After answering his questions I still put it there (in the same bag) since I wanted to give my self more time to think about keeping it or throwing it.
The following day, my husband saw our son buffing his nails and he secretly told me what he’s doing – just to share the funny antics of our son, nothing serious on his part. In contrast, I got a little guilty, I thought I should be more careful in showing “girly stuff/girly activities” around the house so my son will not mimic them. Good thing, I paused and waited for our son to be ready for a short talk (he seems to be very much serious in buffing his nails)… then I asked him why he is buffing his nails and he answered… so it will be BETTER.
I picked it up from there and declare that BETTER will be our Family Theme this year and they both agree. We will intentionally aim to be BETTER in every aspect of our daily lives… our health, our relationships, our finances and even our nails.
Cheers for a BETTER us this 2016.