How do you connect with the next generation?
Friendship With a 5-Year-Old
On Sunday mornings a cute little 5-year-old boy, Nathan, sits with our family because his daddy is the pastor and his mother sings in the choir. I look forward to the conversations we have before the service and * shhh* sometimes during. He says the neatest things and I love hearing how he thinks about the world. Our friendship started because his parents had a need but it grew because we intentionally talk to each other at church and other places. We’re friends.
Mother & Daughter Fun
I’m moving to San Antonio in a few weeks and I just spent the day with a lovely realtor named Natalie. When I met her in March she told me how she loves to bake cupcakes. She said that she and her 12-year-old daughter, Avery, love making them just for the fun of it and then they share them with friends and family. Today she told me that since March people have started asking to buy their treats for weddings and other parties. Avery is starting a blog about this adventure. When she gets it up and going I’ll tell you how to find her. I think it’s neat that their baking is turning into a small business but what excites me more are the connections being formed between Avery and her mother. Spending time together makes lasting memories.
Relationships don’t grow by osmosis. Connections are intentional. A friend has a need and asks for help with her son. Listening to his stories builds a connection worth a million dollars to me. A mother enjoys baking cupcakes and invites her daughter to join her. They have fun and make memories. Invitations and listening are intentional ways to show others you love them. Lasting connections are forged in this process.
How do you intentionally connect with others?
How do you make connections with other generations?
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