Last week, Spencer drew and cut out this owl. When he brought it in to show us, he announced that he had, "done his personal best". At the public school he is attending, in addition to reading, writing and arithmetic, the children are taught "life skills" such as: active listening, identifying feelings, conflict resolution and, of course, doing their personal best.
Don't get me wrong, I think these are good skills to learn, but I got to thinking, how nice would it be to tell the mortgage company that you haven't paid your bill yet, but you are doing your personal best? Sam is ready to give it a go at work; sorry the deal didn't close - I was doing my personal best. Actually, I love the phrase and I even tried it out myself last week; I was unloading the dishwasher, cooking dinner and had three children asking for three different things and I just looked at them and told them I was doing my personal best. Owen and Laney were, of course, not being active listeners, but I think Spencer was very empathic to my situation.
Well, I am off now to make a delicious lasagna that is nothing short of my personal best.
PS From the poll, it looks like some of the food manufacturers have some work to do with their labeling (100% would like to see where their food is grown) and China needs to work a little harder at achieving their personal best because 78% of you would not (knowingly) buy a food product from them.