Updated: Mar 20, 2020
Last night we had a family sleep over party in the living room. I blew up the air mattress, we had milkshakes and popcorn, and we watched a movie.
Up, was the feature presentation.
The kids had the time of their lives.
I was watching it for the first time, and I really enjoyed it.
There are several meaningful takeaways from the movie. My favorite was when the young boy, Russell, says, "...I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most."
The movie certainly serves as a reminder to never give up on your dreams, but Russell's words serve as a reminder to appreciate all the little moments along the way, even the seemingly mundane.
As many of us are currently choosing, or being forced, to distance ourselves from society, Russell's words should ring loud and clear, especially if there are children involved.
Right now, we have a unique opportunity to make lasting memories.
Boredom is a choice.
Boredom is the complaint of an uninteresting person.
Boredom is self-centered.
Lets not waste this time complaining and being selfish.
While we "shelter in place" (quarantine is apparently a dirty word, but I won't get into that now), boredom might be the easier choice. I refuse to accept that.
Choose to make it interesting, finding creative ways to stay entertained. And pray for those who are in seemingly helpless situations.