Now that both of our children are living in different states (one of them in another time zone), we have a fun little game that we play. I text them the words: “What is happening at this very moment?” And they respond with…whatever is happening at that moment.
We’ve had some mundane, some interesting, and some funny texting conversations. Here are some of the responses:
- “Mom is wrapping a present in the trunk with grandma and grandpa.”
- “I am washing dishes.”
- “Walking around Winter Garden Village.”
- “Almost back to my car. I will call you when I’m home.”
- “Sitting at Edgehill Cafe with my friends.”
While we are so far away, I get a little snap shot of what life is like in another place. It brings a little levity to my day, and to theirs. I get a break from stress or from a stretch of a day’s monotony. It’s a brief little connection with people I love. It keeps us close, even across the miles.
I’m so thankful for today’s technology that allows me to keep me close to those who are most dear to me…even across many miles. I’m also thankful for humor, good-natured fun, and a willingness to communicate.
I guess my little game is an expression to my children that I care about what’s going on in their lives, even if it’s boring or mundane. It reminds me that a little levity can go a long way in expressing love, care, and concern.
Today someone needs you to ask them, “What’s going on at this very moment?” You may be surprised by the answer. Maybe you’ll hear something funny. Maybe you’ll hear something mundane. Or maybe you’ll hear something a soul has been waiting to express to a listening ear for a long, long time.
So I’m asking you right now: “What is happening at this very moment?” Please leave your response in the comments below. I’d really love to hear…