I enjoy every opportunity I’m given to invest time with my granddaughter, Luna. When we’re together, we’re in the moment. When we’re apart, I daydream. I wonder who she’ll be, what she’ll contribute, and how she’ll show up.
Who are you?
The answer to this question defines our personal and professional success.
How do you show up?
Whether we know it or not, we answer this question every day with our actions.
“Action expresses priorities.” —Mahatma Gandhi
What do your actions say?
My actions say I care , maybe a little too much at times , however I care in abundance and that’s all that matters.
Cherry — Amen, siSTAR! ⭐
My actions have said many things, not always what I would have preferred, looking back. But when done with thoughtfulness and love, the message came through even when the execution was not perfect. Luna will show up carrying your love, Laurie.
Shirley — You’re right. When our actions are done with thoughtfulness and love, the message (regardless of the execution) shines through.
Oh, you should just SEE Luna. She’s laughing now!
Once again, you’ve taken a question we take for granted, “Who are you?” and helped us go deeper. Thank you. I’ve been working on “Where are you from?” to similar effect.
Janet — I sure hope you’re going to write a post about “Where are you from?”
Enjoy every minute with your precious granddaughter. I am off to see my grandchildren tomorrow. Have a wonderful Christmas!!
Darlene — Ohhhhh, have a wonderful time with your grandchildren!
Let the fun begin! I work hard but always with a smile on my face. I have to find the joy in what I do.
LoisaJay — yes, Yes, YES! We must find JOY in what we do 🙂
I watch and wonder and give my grandsons all my love.
LakeAfton — Your grandsons are fortunate to have you in their lives.
Your action here shows love of family with intention to leave a legacy for Luna. Thank you for inspiring me to do the same, Laurie!
Marian — I’m enjoying the holiday photos of family that you’re posting on Instagram. The road of inspiration goes BOTH ways 🙂
I show up with kindness, and an effort to see both sides of every situation. Lovely photograph, Laurie!
Cindy — The ability to see both sides of any given situation is a wonderful gift. Especially when you show up with kindness. My hat is off to YOU!
That photo is precious, Laurie. I actually ponder that question about showing up and wonder if I’m doing enough. Being present and being kind is how we start, but there’s so much more that needs to be done.
Patricia — Yes, indeed. There is so much more that needs to be done. The good news is, we’re trying.
I love to hug people. Sending a hug your way Laurie 🤗
Val — Right back atcha, siSTAR! ⭐
Babies show up in pureness and light, albeit with occasional cranky moments and stinky diapers. At this stage of my life, I hope others would say I show up with wisdom and a willingness to advocate for social justice.Truth be told, I am also apt to show up cranky, hooked by an old trigger (the adult version of stinky diapers) from time to time. On balance, I show up with a desire to live and love fully.
Audrey — You do, indeed, show up with wisdom and a willingness to advocate for social justice. And I, for one, am so glad to be in your sphere of influence.
I hope I show up as reasonable and fair – most of the time. There are those triggers that have a major affect on that however. My grandchildren are grown and off on lives of their own, but I hope they have good memories of the times wwe had together when they were young.
Carol — “Reasonable and fair” are two fantastic ingredients to show up with. And I bet a dollar to a donut that your grandchildren have wonderful memories of time spent with you tucked away 🙂
I think I best express who I am in the care and attention I give my family. And top of the list, investment into the lives of my grandchildren–true joy! What a wonderful photo, Laurie. Precious Luna has certainly graced you and your family with an amazing gift this year. 🙂
Debra — “Care,” “Attention,” and “Investment into our grandchildren’s lives” are HUGE ways to show up and express ourselves.
Laurie, I just want to leave everywhere I spend a significant amount of time in better shape than when I found it. Bloom where you are planted. Always stay humble and kind. Cultivate a garden of friends. Give of yourself. Cliches every one and for good reason. These are my ideals, still have plenty of room work!
Don’t you just love tiny Starfish Hands?
Sandi — “Bloom where you are planted.” Yes, indeed. That’s what you always do. 🌻
I hope my actions show that I am kind and caring, that I am a listener, that I am not prejudiced, and that my strength comes from faith. I particularly hope my grandchildren and great-grandchildren see this by my actions. If I have accomplished that, I have left a legacy.
Rose — In addition to that, there’s your book. I’ve been on the receiving end of that legacy, and it’s wonderful! 🙂
In my experience so far, there seem to be two outstanding times of thinking of actions and priorities: at the birth of our own children, and now with the births of five grandchildren. Both give opportunity to reflect on our own lives, what we’ve done, what we hope for the little ones. I feel incredibly luck to have both children and grandchildren, for I know many couples who don’t get to experience (or chose not to) that.
Melodie — “Children and grandchildren.” yes, Yes, YES! I agree with you 🙂
How delightful that you are a grandma now. 💗 I try to show up with my full heart and attention. At times Life has me focus that on showing up for my self with such care. I keep learning how to show up in every new minute. Sometimes it feels like I’m just figuring it out.
Kathy — I’m glad you brught up self-care. It’s so important.
Such beautiful well wishes for a grand daughter. Your investment of love and nurturing, have all the ingredients that sets the standards for her wisdom and choices. Cheers!
AmericaOnCoffee — Thank you. Thank you very much! 🙂
Such a lovely photo with inspiring words. ❤
Carol — Thank you 🙂
Luna is the luckiest toddler on Earth to have a grandparent like you Laurie. Another deeply moving post!
Sam — She’s such a wonderful addition to our lives. And if she’s anything like her daddy, she’s going to keep us on our toes for years to come 🙂