I was reading an article earlier today on a topic that I have mixed feelings on. But what I want to mention is a specific line from it that I have spent today reflecting on. The writer stated something along the lines of how relationships, oftentimes, turn into arrangements instead of being connections that serve as catalysts for personal growth. That really struck a chord with me. From the outside looking in, many long-term relationships seem to be arrangements. So many expectations. But shouldn’t things be more dynamic and free-flowing? People change and connections need to be able to change as well. I’ve gotten a lot better about not having my mind jump ahead to best or worst case scenarios. A lot in my life has changed and I plan to keep changing for the better. Shouldn’t everyone?
I screened half of the kindergarteners so far. Here was a snippet from one of my favorites:
Me: Does your mom play with you?
Kid: My mom doesn’t like to play with me. She just likes to watch novelas. That’s hilarious, right? So hilarious.
I took DDD on an Adventure Sunday. We went to the Baha’i temple in Wilmetter and then walked to and around Evanston. The weather was perfect. It was a beautiful day to be outside.