On my walk to the train this morning to go to work, I overheard two little boys talking. I don’t have much experience with kids, and sometimes it amazes me that they are actually little people, with their own thoughts, worries, and conversations. There are tons of kids in my neighborhood, so I enjoy eavesdropping on their chats. It can be really enlightening!
One boy, clearly the younger of the two, was saying “That’s awesome! But…isn’t it…scared….scary?” The other boy replied, with all the calm assurance of a 45-year-old, “No. You just play your best. You always play your best.”
I am going to keep that sage wisdom in my head all day today–“Always play your best.” Sometimes I let things slide, put things off, do things halfway, for no other reason than my own laziness. I often wonder what I could accomplish if I only tried a little harder. My best is worth a lot, and I don’t always put it forward.
It was a little piece of inspiration on what is a beautiful spring morning in Brooklyn–I’m hoping to infuse the rest of my week with that little pearl and keep going from there. The week’s halfway over, all–let’s play our best!
*Image via In Life and In Fashion