Chasing Shiny Things

pj's thoughts Mar 29, 2022
 

Thursday afternoons are Jonas Family "Fam Jam".

We do a variety of activities during this time - from Bible Studies to games to holiday events to dance lessons - but the important part is that we do it together as a family.

This past Thursday everyone was too tired to focus on the Bible Study we are currently doing. So we were just sitting around talking when Indigo started teasing Landon by casting a shiny spot on the wall with her phone.

Soon everyone was participating and for almost 30 minutes we entertained ourselves and were belly laughing over watching Landon chase a reflection.

Toward the end, I stopped laughing long enough to capture this quick video.

Rewatching it now made me laugh all over again.  But it also reminded me...

It's so important to be able to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. So often we feel we need the newest/best gadgets or technology or vacations. We chase these shiny things as if our happiness requires them.

And worse, many of us teach our...

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How much weight are you carrying?

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The other day I was taking my two grandsons upstairs. I was carrying Michael because he didn't want to go upstairs. Michael's almost two and weighs probably around 25 pounds or so. Halfway up the stairs, Landon asked to be carried also. Normally I would tell him that at 3 years old and over 30 pounds that he can walk up the stairs himself, but I was in an accommodating mood and so I hefted him up and continued up the stairs.

Needless to say, I was winded when I got to the top.
 
Later that day, I was goofing around and jumped onto my son Colter's back, piggyback style. Jade didn't want to be left out and decided to climb on my back. I quickly decided she was too heavy for my old bones and switched with her so that SHE was on Colter's back and I was on her back. Landon of course then wanted to join the fun.
 
So we were doing a four-way piggyback with me carrying Landon, Jade carrying me, and Colter carrying all 3 of us.
 
 
Later on, I was looking at the...
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