Science tells us to keep our brains active by challenging our critical thinking skills with activities like puzzles, trivia and reading.
As the years pass, I am aware of how vital it is to have a daily practice of challenging my mind.
What can I learn? How can I grow?
As I was working from home last week trying to reorganize my day, structure it so I didn’t feel like I was floundering in the unknown, I received a text from my son.
It was a family group message including his three siblings and his dad:
“A fun riddle for everyone to play today while at home: I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall. What am I?”
We all guessed and laughed (virtually) at our guesses and some gloated as they got the answer. We went on to be challenged to even harder riddles.
My son ended our “Riddle break” with; “Good job everyone.”
I noticed a change in my mood and heart as we all returned to our work.
I felt uplifted.
I laughed. (laughter boosts the immune system)
I felt connected.
I felt strengthened.
I responded to my son with; “Thank you, fun interlude for me today.”
Then, I thought, I can create fun interludes each day now as my “normal” life is redefining itself.
Who would have thought something as simple as a riddle could have so much power. A creative thought acted upon from my son.
A creative thought that gave his family joy.
Btw…. The answer to the above riddle? I guessed caterpillar but the answer is a chicken in it’s eggshell.
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So encourage one another and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
I Thessalonians 5:11