A penny for your thoughts!

‘A penny for your thoughts’, my mum used to say when she saw us lost in a reverie. She really did want to know what we were thinking and stopped what she was doing to hear the answer. I felt so grown up—what I thought mattered. 

When I offer my kids ‘a penny for your thoughts’, they almost do a double take, as if I’ve handed them a world of possibilities. It is such a profound proposition. It almost says, whoever you are right now, lost in thought, is the person I am interested in knowing—you don’t have to be anything else or do anything more than you are in this moment.  What a rare gift.

A penny for your thoughts?

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