So the school year has begun. Lots of new starts and experiences happening all at once. Kids coping with change, adults coping with change and together supporting each other by listening and ‘being there’.
During the holidays I drove past a surf shop that had a black board out with the words
“The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.”
Having a car load of kids as we drove past, all at varying skill levels of surfing this was such a great encouraging statement. Then, as we talked about it, we realised that it wasn’t just about surfing, it could be applied to most areas of life.
Sure, life is not all about fun, but it can be very easy to get caught up in the seriousness of life and miss the fun moments. It can be very easy in life to get caught up in the competition and comparisons of life and miss doing things because of fear of failing.
The ‘best’ Mum – or Dad or sister or brother or grandparent or friend- may be the one having the most fun.
The ‘best’ musician – insert any musical instrument here – may be the one having the most fun.
The ‘best’ sportsperson – insert any sport here – may be the one having the most fun.
Really the list could go on. As school and extra-curricula activities start, may you be encouraged to give things a go and have fun doing it.
“The best surfer is the one having the most fun!”