We have a whiteboard on on our fridge.
When the New Year started, my daughter thought we should do a “drawing of the day.” She and my son are very artistic. The Tumor Raider and I? Not so much. There are maybe 3 things I can draw, and then we’re down to plain old doodles.
So, on the second time around, I put a quote. I thought I could give them something uplifting to read before school/work each morning.
That first day, I wrote, “Ask. Believe. Receive.” They really liked it.
That night, my son did a quote. He chose a quote from Jim Gaffigan’s Hot Pocket comedy routine. After that, my daughter shared a Grumpy Cat quote. This morning, it was my turn again.
“My dear friend, clear your mind of ‘can’t.'” ~ Samuel Johnson
No response. They read it – I watched them read it. No comment at all. Lara missed it, as she was in a rush, and I didn’t think anything more.
Right up until I went to start dinner tonight.
Where I had written the quote, I discovered an addendum at the bottom of the white board.
Samuel Jackson!!! I started laughing so hard, everyone came running. The entire quote has a very new meaning when framed that way.
Your laugh for the day. “I thought it said Samuel Jackson so I was waiting for the rest of the story.”