making life nice

Sunday, October 21, 2007

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.

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45 comments

  1. "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.

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  2. 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!

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

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

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  5. 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?

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

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  7. Awwww. What a smart girl!

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  8. That just makes a mom's life nice.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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

    What a smart girl!
    Jill

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

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  13. 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.

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

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  15. Aw-that Libby, she is one smart cookie!

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  16. yep, pretty great child!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  23. smart girl you've got there, leslie.

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

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  25. what a sweetheart :)_

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

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  27. Smart kid! You've taught her well :)

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  28. 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

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  29. How wonderful. You must be so proud! :)

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

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  31. 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

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

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

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

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  35. How sweet! And a pretty bridge too.

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

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

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

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

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  40. 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!

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  41. 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.

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