Biking Wisdom From My Daughter
Thought #1: Here in Austin, gas prices have gone up…a lot. Most people complain about this, but in a way I think it’s good. See, if the price of gas has gone up, then people won’t want to buy gas for their car. Without gas, you can’t drive and you’ll be forced to ride a bike (or take a bus). So help the environment and ride a bike.
Thought #2: In Canada, my family would go on bike rides together. Everything looks so different, and so much prettier on a bike. Sometimes we would drive by the places we had been on our bikes, and I wouldn’t recognize them. My Dad will say, “we biked over there the other day” and I just can’t believe it’s the same place. Riding a bike you can relax, let your mind go blank, and enjoy.
Dad’s Thoughts: Seeing these little nuggets of wisdom that Kassi supplied to me for this post got me thinking about some of the writing she did when she was younger. I dug around and pulled out a short little poem she wrote when she was 7. My Wife and I try as hard as any Parent to teach good values and be positive role models to our kids. There are many times when we feel we aren’t living up to the level we would like to be at. Always saying we are going to try harder to be the kind of person…the kind of Parent….that we wish to be. But then all of a sudden we get cocked in the side of the head with something like this poem and we know we must be doing something right.
Kassi’s Love Poem
Be together, Stay together.
Solve problems with a positive attitude.
Help others…that’s what friends are for.
Don’t call others names.
Want a friend. Be a friend.
Have fun every day.
Love your friends.
Love everyone you know.