Columbus Day 2007 -- I spent the day investing in my posterity...which means that I had no plans other than to spend time with my family...no big event or massive undertaking...just time.
I am tempted to say that I didn't accomplish anything today because I didn't progress toward my goal to write a curriculum, to run my school well or to make more money than I'm currently making. So, thinking back, what did I accomplish?
- I taught Madelyn how to play 20 questions. She did pretty well, though she has not yet learned how to categorize, so she has a long way to go.
- While teaching her how to play, we sat outside in the above average temperature weather, I sipped some Earl Gray, and just chatted and enjoyed each other's company.
- I pushed Elijah on the swing for about 20 minutes...looking forward to the time when he can swing himself!
- I popped some popcorn and M and I watched Prince of Egypt while Elijah took his nap.
Russ Crosson wrote a great book, A Life Well Spent that alerted me to this concept of posterity investment. Much of his focus is on those with a good deal of money, but much was applicable to me as well. One point he made was particularly pertinent, and that was that one should never change jobs just to make more money. There is more, and I may post more at another time.
Overall, a good, successful day.