My 7 year old daughter and I are reading one of Clare Balding’s wonderful books, The Racehorse Who Learned To Dance. One of the characters was impressed by another’s attitude.
‘What does attitude mean?’ daughter asks.
‘Let me see…I know! I write a blog post every Friday. It’s your bedtime and I still haven’t done one. Now I could be,
Oh well, what’s the point it’s late. I’m never going to write anything decent now.
Or I could tell myself,
Okay, I can do this. I’ll use the 30 minutes before we switch laptops and devices off to write and post something.’
Daughter looks at me silently. Then,
‘I know what you could write. Positive attitude or negative attitude. A negative attitude is when you tell yourself you can’t do something. A positive attitude is when you tell yourself, at least I tried. Knowing that could help people.’
What can I say? Big wisdom in small bodies.
What advice might a 7 year old give you right now?
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