I had not seen my daughter for quite a while. So when she visited, she and I made sure to spend a lot of time together doing things we love. We ate our favorite dishes, shopped, went sight-seeing, had heart-to-heart talks.
"Mom, if you buy one more dress, I'll disown you," my daughter, who was apparently suffering from some form of deliberately self-induced amnesia, admonished me with a naughty smile.
She had obviously forgotten that I had absent-mindedly left my suitcase in my car at the airport in Hilo as I rushed to catch my plane to Honolulu to show her around.
I had a convenient excuse for store-hopping. But I loved the way my daughter and I reversed roles. It was all about togetherness. Joy. Love.
Make this weekend meaningful and precious by giving family and others you love the gift of time. You will discover that in giving, you are blessed with so much more.
Have an Aloha-filled weekend! See you next week!
|Ariel and daughter|
- ARIEL MURPHY