Guest Article: Autumn – A Time for Cuddling (1 of 2)

A special thanks to my good friend Kenneth Green for letting me write a post on his blog. You can find it here. This will be a two part series that discusses staying close to someone you are romantically involved with, and rekindling things when the fire dulls to embers. I’m hoping to write more themed content like this in the future, and hoping it will help this blog’s focus and purpose take shape!

She’s Almost 5 Years Old, People

Last night my daughter informed me our oldest had hurt her, by “being mean” and specifically by not letting her sit in a chair that he was using as a foot rest. I asked her “What do you think his punishment should be?”

She goes “Umm… we can punch him?”

I say “No, honey. We don’t punch people, that’s not okay.” Then thinking about recent events, I added “Unless they are Nazis.”

My daughter smiles and seems to understand, and she says “OK.” After a few more moments, she then says. “So I can punch [big brother], because he’s a Not See?”

Advice from the book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck”

“There is a simple realization from which all personal improvement and growth emerges. This is the realization that we, individually, are responsible for everything in our lives, no matter the external circumstances. We don’t always control what happens to us. But we always control how we interpret what happens to us, as well as how we respond.”