Anything we tell our kids about life is a place marker until they figure it out for themselves. ~Robert Brault,
Well Robert Brault may have penned this phrase with children in mind, but I think it fits well for all of us. Advice given is always just a placeholder, because it is never until we reach that dog-eared page in our own story that we truly understand the message.
I got to savor this wisdom last weekend during that ‘packed in like sardines’ car ride I took with my family. Tight quarters tend to draw fertile conversation and that’s just what I got to enjoy with my 22-year-old daughter. She took the opportunity to ask lots of questions, and I happily explored all sorts of answers with her. I was willing to share my musings out loud, but I was also very aware that my words were only for reference, because the wisdom that she really needs will come from her own experience in life