How wonderful it is to be able to travel with your adult children. To give them a glimpse of the world, and to see the world through their eyes. Today, my heart fills with gratitude for all these days I have with them both. Investing in memories that each one of us will carry, and look back on — the kind of wealth that can never be taken away from us.
Today I’m reminded of Kahlil Gibran’s thoughts on children :
“Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.”
Choose to invest in memories over things. The return on investment is immeasurable. Love, that is multiplied many times over, and dividends that will last for generations, long after you or I are gone.
Warner Brothers Studio 48,
Burbank, CA 15 June 2016