Wednesday, March 11, 2009

when I grow up

Morning comes and Kurt is saying something about Pennyroyal tea. I would hit the snooze button again, but I've used those minutes up, still struggling with the time change.

I supervised a retail 'store' yesterday at Junior Achievement BizTown. I was amazed by the two 5th grade girls I spent the day with, watching them multi-task and run their store with a smile, applying for loans and paying invoices and never once asking for a bail out.

Occasionally, I caught a peek at my girl, across the room.

ja BizTown

Lexi was the acting CFO for BizTown's bank. She raced by later in the day, khakis swooshing by as she ate lunch and ran errands on her break.

Another child cried when he felt overwhelmed.

I watched a group of construction workers build a bench for the school; others ran city hall, still more worked in an animal shelter.

At closing, the JA manager knelt low to the ground, and spoke words to these bright young citizens that made me teary and made me wonder: You can be anything you want to be.

You can be anything you want to be.

I came home, tired and revived, racing through my own to-do list and letting those words sink in.

You can be anything you want to be.

Maybe it's time I took those words to heart again.


lapoflux said...

You can be anything you want to be.


I'm going to put that up somewhere to look at. I think I need to listen to that one. Hope it helps you.

Lexi looks all grown up. She's beautiful.

Don't Lick The Ferrets! said...

Isn't it amazing how our children turn around our lessons and reflect them back at us just when we need them the most?

The Girl Next Door said...

Your daughter looks gorgeous! And what an awesome day for those kids. "You can be anything you want to be." Oh yes you can!

Shana said...

Those words... you can be anything you want to be. They both thrill my soul and scare me to death.

flutter said...

YOU can be anything you want to be

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

That is the cutest CFO I have ever seen.

And yes, she can. :)

susiej said...

She is ADORABLE.... what a cutie. So, what do you want to be?

Kimberly said...

How often the cliches stop penetrating...yet how powerful when we allow them too. Beautiful parallel.

Anonymous said...

JA Biztown is fun. I might have been there before, once.

The CFO is hard work.

I will be sure to post that