Here Comes the Sun!

While my 22-year-old daughter Miranda, THE Buck, made her breakfast yesterday, she had a little extra spring her step. A bounce which said “today is a good day!” I felt compelled to ask, “What’s going on?"

“I’m just having such a productive day!” she explained. “I have a list of things I want to accomplish today and I already got the first one done!”

And’s it’s only 11:30!

After the breakfast cleanup, a short task for her which gets done without “sweating the small stuff,” Buck moved with purpose, past my “desk” (AKA the kitchen counter) and into the backyard.

When her stomach called her back into my kitchenoffice for a bite a few hours later, the extra smile and energy she continued to exude made me do something which experience should have taught me not to do; I asked her a question!

“What’s up with you? You seem to be so energized today?”


“I am just really excited about how today is going so far!” she explained. “On my list of items I wanted to accomplish today, I've already got the first two done!"

Thinking that she must have been busy in her room before I saw her for the first time at 11:30 I asked what was on the list which she was so happy about getting to?

Turns out number one was making a big breakfast and number two was sunbathing!

So yes, she’s having a VERY productive day!

Productivity is a bit like beauty I guess; in the eye of the beholder!

It will be interesting to see if how she ‘beholds’ productivity changes as she transitions from student life to one as a member of the working world.

But in the coming months and years, sh