A-Z of Gratitude- F is for Firsts

When is the last time you did something for the first time?

Kids have firsts all the time – first ice cream, first camping trip, first vomit in the back seat of the car on the way to said camping trip, first time riding with two wheels, first time drawing on your friend’s walls with texts…you get the drift.  But there comes a time in our lives when firsts are at risk of extinction and become few and far between. This is a sad reality of being “all grown up” for so many. One sure way to remain adventurous and be an interesting and fun person is to keep having firsts!!  What are the most recent firsts you could tell us about? I’d love to hear them!


A few of my recent firsts:

Our first night in a caravan earlier this year – usually tent campers, we purchased an old school pop top for some family adventures.

My first taste of octopus terrine with some girlfriends at a tapas restaurant last week. Delish.

My first furniture restoration project, almost completed.

First day at a new job yesterday! This job will be perfect for our family situation and I’m excited and thankful for a new opportunity to work with young people.

The first teenage trilogy I’ve ever read turned out to be addictive! (The Hunger Games.)

No, there’s no jumping out of planes or glacier climbing adventures on my list, but firsts are always an adventure, no matter how tame they may seem. Sometimes a first becomes a lifelong love, other times it’s a case of first and final. Either way, I don’t want my kids to have ALL the fun of firsts.



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