JOKE: If your child wants to mow the lawn, you know he is too young to do so.
REALITY: Isn’t the grass always greener on the other side of the fence? When you can’t do something yet, you long to be able to do it. As a kid, we long to be able to mow the lawn. As teenagers we can’t wait to leave home, but not long after we seem to gravitate back. Whatever our neighbor has looks great … until we get one, too, and then we notice another neighbor has something else that looks pretty good.
But we already have all the things we need, and whatever age we are is just the right age for us right now. It is great to have dreams and to work toward them, but not at the expense of missing what we have now…which quite often are the dreams we once longed for.
JOKE: Someday, all kids who can mow will want to, and all who are too young will be happy to wait.
* image by Michael Marcus
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