I was playing the game of Three Questions & Three Answers with my daughter Clea. When I asked the first question, Clea said something interesting: “Daddy can you ask me a different type of question? Like what three things did you enjoy about your day today?”. Fantastic!
What I got from this is that a key part of living well is to enjoy life. To enjoy walking, to enjoy talking, to enjoy being with our friends, to enjoy seeing the beauty around us, to enjoy listening to friends, to enjoy touching, to enjoy feeling and so forth.
So whilst it is important to be grateful for what we have, to contribute to a better world for all, to learn about ourselves and our world, to consciously focus on what we can be proud of about ourselves, it is also important to approach life with an attitude of enjoying life and living.
Thank you Clea for enabling me to get present to the wonders of living and the importance of enjoying life. You have shown me a blind spot that is very much a part of Eastern upbringing: the foregrounding of duty and the backgrounding of enjoying life.
And I will be expanding the game of Three Questions & Answers to include the question: What Three Things Did You Enjoy About Your Day Today?
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