You know how they say (whoever "they" is) that we do for others what we want done for ourselves. For example, I throw my husband a surprise party because it's what I'd want him to do for me?
Well, this morning, the Warden and I were having a chat. A lot of the circumstances of this summer have made me see that when I add to my experience and work toward accomplishing goals for myself as an individual, I'm enriching my relationship with him and the richness of my family. We were discussing goals that we, as ourselves, want to accomplish.
For years, on Mother's Day and on my birthday, the Warden has given me various electronic devices. Palm Pilots (remember those), cell phones, etc. Each item had a camera attached to it. I would laugh that he thought I must be some kind of photographer (which was really not the case--I had no desire toward it at all). I think, at one point, I must have had four or five different devices that all had cameras.
As we spoke this morning, it all became clear....He was throwing me a "surprise party." He expressed his desire to be a photographer.
Wow! I never knew that. I never got him a camera. I always just threw him surprise parties.
Well...let me tell you. Things are going to change around here.