I love my kids.
I will be honest, sometimes their behavior can be frustrating, but they are also among the greatest joys of my life! My husband and I often look at each other (as if to console ourselves) and say, “Life would be so boring without them.”
Today is a special day for our family because it is the culmination of my oldest son Noah’s Summer Drama and Music Camp. And tonight will be the end-of-camp production of “Alice in Wonderland.”
Noah has been cast as the wildly popular, and very prominently-known role of “Pigeon.”
Now, I don’t know about you but when I think of the story of Alice, the first characters that usually pop into my mind are Alice, the Mad Hatter, and of course…the Pigeon.
Noah is very familiar with the story. Mostly the Disney version. And he didn’t recall this role either. He even scoured the Internet to see if he could “verify” the legitimacy of the Pigeon in the story.
But none the less, he has tackled this part with all the gusto and enthusiasm that I know has to rival the enthusiasm of the child with the lead. He has run his lines over and over…in the car, at the dinner table, in the shower, before bed. He has just exhibited such commitment to this. In a role some might think not as important as some of the others, not only has he not seen that or bought into it but he has taken this responsibility and RUN with it!
And I am so proud of him, and actually, inspired by my 10-year-old.
It reminds me that we all should take the same attitude with our lives. Even the simple, ordinary things that we do – should still be done with EXCELLENCE.
And you know what? I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he pulls it off tonight, if the next time he has a larger role. You just never know what could happen through his hard work, determination and positive attitude.
“If you are faithful with the little things…you will be faithful with the large ones…” (Luke 16:10)