Sunday, October 21, 2007

making life nice

As we walked through the woods this weekend, we came across a wooden pathway. I wondered why someone would build it. It seemed so unnecessary. It was barely elevated, not crossing anything, and placed exactly on top of the dirt path below. I voiced my thoughts to my kids. Libby said, "Mom, it is like some of the stuff you make. Not really necessary, it just makes life nice." Wow. She not only put me in my place, but she paid me the highest compliment; one very perceptive child.

Here's to making life nice.

45 comments:

La Cabeza Grande said...

"Here's to making life nice." Can you imagine if we endeavored to do this - even a little bit - every day? Our world would be nothing short of amazing.

kim said...

I think Libby "gets you." I know I've said it before, but I'm sure it's no coincidence that such a nice person has such wonderful children.

Just reading your blog each day helps "make life nice." Thanks for the great post, Leslie!

Carolyn said...

Wow, what a beautiful, intuitive daughter you are raising. Good job!

Jane said...

What a sweet kid! You should go to sleep tonight feeling very proud!

amandajean said...

kids are very perceptive...and what a huge compliment to you! how wonderful that she appreciates the things you make. isn't that the best?

mixtapezine said...

priceless! :) justine

sheepish one said...

aww! she's too precious for words. life is good, and good things just make it better.

Scoutj said...

Awwww. What a smart girl!

Kristin said...

That just makes a mom's life nice.

Denise said...

Another reason for the path might have been so it doesn't get lost in the dead of winter under all those leaves or snow?
But I like your daughter's reason best ;-)
Happy Sunday.

Yarnhog said...

There is a door placed in the middle of a walking path through the trees at UCSD--and its sole purpose is to make people ask what it's for.

Knitterella said...

How beautiful. I mean, wow. That is exactly it. "Not really necessary, it just makes life nice."

What a smart girl!
Jill

Meggie said...

That's one insightful young lady...
It was a lovely weekend for a walk in the woods.

opportunityknits said...

well spoken! I hope I'm making life a little nicer in my little part of the world too. What a nice thought to start off my week.

Yarn It said...

A very perceptive child indeed! So nice that recognizes those things you do that make their lives nice and comfortable.

KeanaLee said...

Aw-that Libby, she is one smart cookie!

Lisa said...

yep, pretty great child!!!!

KnitPastis said...

My husband just smiled and giggled with me as I read this aloud. Precious:)

AJ said...

Sounds like she really understands you and your craft. You make life nice! Here's to you!

2begin2 said...

Such pure honesty that comes from the heart - and so wise, too.

leslie said...

oh, i love it. just makes life nice. i am going to start using that, too. thanks, libby. for the insight.

Louise said...

And it's very nice to look at too - the pathway and the 'stuff' you make! What a sweetie!

peaknits said...

It is wonderful just to appreciate how nicely kids can tie things together - they just stop and "see" things - so smart!

erin said...

smart girl you've got there, leslie.

Sarah said...

Out of the mouths of babes! Here's to making life nice indeed. Thank you for sharing this.

magnusmog said...

what a sweetheart :)_

TLCknits said...

I can't help but smile each day hen I read your posts! You are surely blessed.

Veronique said...

Smart kid! You've taught her well :)

cloth.paper.string said...

perfect.

So Much Fun said...

Like mother like daughter. Congratulations on raising such a lovely, understanding daughter, may she continue to "get you" and follow in your footsteps.
xoxoxo,
Sabrina

Romi said...

How wonderful. You must be so proud! :)

Julie said...

What a sweet comment... you must feel wonderful!

Ella said...

Kids never fail to amaze me with their perceptions. Kind of makes you take a step back and think about how you see the world, you know? Such a blessing.

Thanks for the post. It just totally made my day. :D

tiennie said...

I love it when kids say things like this - their minds and way of looking at things amaze me!

lucy said...

sometimes, we just need to hear that....

bobbi said...

pretty picture!

Nora said...

You're raising a gorgeous little girl. Well done!

Felicia said...

How sweet! And a pretty bridge too.

Natalie said...

I love that she gets it! You are doing a great job with them!

Ilona said...

what a smart but also cute thought of Libby...
btw: love ur blog!

nova said...

How does it feel to have raised a daughter who is super smart? Making life nice, indeed!

liz elayne said...

fantastic...
and yes, here's to making life nice indeed!

Alisha said...

That is such a cute little story. Your daughter definatly gets you and how wonderful it is when our kids get us and enjoy us!

Poshyarns said...

Oh that is just so perfect, the most amazing compliment and the sort of thing to tuck in the back of your mind and take out when you need to feel good. Lovely.

carrie said...

wonderful!