A Big Life

It is one of the greatest things I have ever heard in my life. That wacky son of mine who I love dearly told me that he is going to live “a big life.” He said it and then shared his ideas for the many businesses that he plans on creating and turning into incredibly successful ventures.

I told him that I thought that it was great that he had dreams and received a puzzled look from him. “abba, it is not a dream. I am going to live a big life because I am going to do all these things.

It made me beam with pride to hear him say this, to see the utter certainty upon his face and the confident manner with which he stood in front of me. So I reached out, hugged him tight and told him that my dream was for him and his sister to live their dreams.

I said that I wanted him to know the joy of success and the sweet satisfaction of watching the fruits of one’s labor and effort. And then I blessed hm. It was kind of a spontaneous thing, but it felt right and I knew that it would make him feel good.

We can’t say what will happen in the future, but I’ll so what I can to help him find his way. Life is meant to be lived, not dreamt so if there is a way that I can help facilitate that I will.

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6 Comments

  1. Jack July 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    it is a cool expression. I am proud of him.
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  2. Twenty Four At Heart July 12, 2010 at 5:42 am

    That is awesome. I love the expression too … Live a Big Life!
    It's fantastic!
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  3. TheJackB July 11, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Part of the beauty of being a kid is that you haven't learned how hard it is to do somethings. Dreams in some ways are more real, so I think that is a big part of all of it.
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  4. @AlanKercinik July 10, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I'm continually amazed at how much smarter kids are than me. The fact that yours already knows that dreams don't matter unless you do something about them is something he could teach a lot of people. I'm not quite sure where that fearlessness and certainty comes from, but I think it's awesome you're encouraging that in him,
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  5. TheJackB July 9, 2010 at 6:54 am

    I hate that. The idea of aiming lower is just anathema to me- I don't get it.

  6. Keith Wilcox July 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    That's good. We all hope our kids grow up to fulfill their potentials. Unfortunately there are too many parents who poo poo their children's ideas by telling them to aim lower so they don't hurt themselves.
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