Monday, March 31, 2008


As some of you may know, Jake burned his hand last week and it required a trip to the er, a plastic surgeon and what I can only assume to be many more visits to the dr. and hopefully only a small amount of physical therapy. For those who were not aware, he burned it on the glass in front of a fireplace. It happened most accidents do, in a matter of seconds, when he was just around the corner from 4 very compentent adults.

Anyway, that is not the point of this blog. I am amazed at the resilence of children! Within 3 hours he was cuddling on the couch with me and he slept a ton that night, I am sure due to pure exhaustion. But he has not been slowed down since. He is running playing, climbing, falling, rough housing and giving no thought to his "big ole bandaid" unless he finds a string off the gauze or when we change it.

It made me think that if only we could brush things off like this and have the never quit attitude of a child. How far we could go. How much does concentrating on the things that should slow us down effect our daily productivity?