Of Poop and Perspective…

Posted: March 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: My Thoughts, Random | 2 Comments »

Jaivin, my eight year old son, walks up to me yesterday and asks, “Did you read my note yet, Daddy?”

“What note?”

“The one I left in your pocket, where you put your wallet. It’s blue.”

“Nope. I didn’t even know it was there, let me get it.” I return to the couch with a folded piece of blue construction paper and open it.

“Poop?” I ask, laughing. “What’s that all about?”

“Nooo Daddy, it says dude!”

I give him a quizzical look, flip the paper over, and sure enough, “dood.”  We laughed for a good three minutes about it. It taught me something though, about the importance of perspective. Sometimes we look at a situation and see utter and complete crap. If we turn it over and look at it a new way, we may just see it for what it truly is; an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem.

And heck, maybe you’ll be able to sit back and laugh at the poop in your life, dood.

  • http://www.dadscancooktoo.com Nathan R.

    I almost spat coffee on myself. Great post and great reminder. My daughter is always leaving me notes and they are so precious.

  • Sue Clement