Below is something I wrote three years ago. That fifteen year old granddaughter I referenced, Sloan, well she will be here tomorrow at our house for a few days and then will move into the dorm to begin her freshman year at Lipscomb University. I am sure she still wonders “why do you have a business card?”
Just some thoughts:
Recently I had our fifteen-year old granddaughter, Sloan, with me at my coffee place. She and her brother Lawson live in the Washington, D.C. area (Bethesda, Maryland) but were spending some time with us this summer.
While there I was talking with someone, and in the exchange of conversation I gave them a business card. I have cards printed with my name, address, email address and phone numbers.
When the party I had been talking with left, Sloan took a card. She looked at the card and smiled big, actually it was more like a laugh. I think she was trying to be polite, but it was not easy for her to do such. Then she asked a very interesting question. You know sometimes one can ask a question for which you really don’t have a good answer. The question comes at you, and you go into your mind searching for something to grab hold and give back a reasonable answer. Her question was:will
You don’t have a business and for sure, you don’t work.”
You know sometimes young people can ask questions of those who are older, and sometimes we really don’t have a good answer for them.
Which, by the way, that can apply to a lot of areas of life when the young asks the old.
You know there are a lot of “whys” in life in which we will have no answer. We need to be careful about what we say in returning an answer.
July 11, 2013