You might remember this incident from some time ago, but I love telling it:
"Wow, Mom!" Where did you get those huge spoons?" my daughters, Lauren and Meghan, watched wide-eyed as I pulled industrial-sized spoons from the drawer.
"What, these?" I answered nonchalantly. "From some giants."
The girls, about seven or eight at the time, looked uncertain about whether they could believe me. Then they started peppering me with questions: Are there really giants? Are you just telling a story? How did you meet them? What do they look like?
Finally, I just had to tell the the truth. Look. I met the giants in a far away land, they made a delicious pot of soup for me and gave me the spoons as souvenirs for my journey. Simple. The End.
Lauren and Meghan looked at me in wonder, clearly impressed. Our Mom. Knows giants.
It's easy to impress little kids....not so easy to impress teenagers, or even yourself.
Today's Small Thing is to impress someone - maybe not so much with a tall tale, but with an action that gets a "wow" response.
- It could be a simple as adding dessert to an ordinary meal, making an elaborate fort with your child, or finishing that project you've been putting off.
- You could impress yourself by exercising for ten extra minutes, actually putting some makeup on, or wearing jewelry at home.
- You could impress your boss by making that presentation look top-notch, impress your husband with your cleavage, or impress your teen with your cage-fighting skills.
Hey, it's time to pull out the stops...this is for some big points.
POINTS: 50 for doing something impressive - big or small
How will you impress someone today? Whatcha got that will make someone (maybe even yourself) say "WOW!" Share your impressive feats!