Occasionally Preston will be guest posting for me. He is my oldest son and you can read more about him here. Preston has put a lot of thought into this post and asked me to publish it today. I’m sure he would appreciate any love and comments you would like to share with him. He is my budding author currently working on his very own book series. I’m hoping that someday we can share those with you as well. Until then, enjoy!
Today I figured out that all the things I like have one thing in common.
They all change in one way or another for some reason. One example is that my favorite collecting cards are POKEMON cards. They change because over the years POKEMON are taken out and new ones are added in.
My favorite building blocks are LEGOs. I realize now that I like them because I am constantly changing them from wealthy queens to toast on jam (oops I mean jam on toast) to foxed out foxes! There are so many things!
There is DOMINION, my favorite card game because you are changing which cards you pick each game and RISK my favorite board game because you choose different countries every time.
What links you to your favorite things?
I don’t like candyland because it’s just the same thing over and over and over again. I think my brother’s like it because they are younger than me, but I like games of change because I get something different every time and it’s always new.
Why do I like games of change? Because they change. It’s not just games though, it’s also, blocks and other things that can change.
In my life I change, right? Because I grow taller. I get better at cooking, and learn how to make my own recipes.
Basically it’s just like I’m changing over the years. I think that’s why I like things that change. I think it, but I’m not sure.
In my life I do my habits every day but sometimes I find faster ways to do it, so that’s changing but I’m still doing them. It’s called inventing, to figure out ways to do things that you have never done before, that is basically an invention. ‘
Sometimes you have to change where you live when you move, sometimes moving is fun for you, sometimes it’s not. Even if you move into a different state or something, you can just make new friends, and you can write to your friends back where you live.
Change is a bad thing if you’re changing your good habits and start doing bad habits instead of your good habits. It’s also a bad thing if you make bad choices, so change can hurt you or something.
If you want change in your life do good changes, not bad changes, change your good habits into bad habits, and change hard things to do into easy things to do.
To invent stuff you have to practice, you need to practice to get everything to go together, you have to practice to make your habits and to get everything going, kind of like when I practice piano. What I do is every week I go to piano and I have a week to practice and I have a goal to practice every day. I really want to accomplish that goal but it is kind of hard. I think I can make that easier by setting a timer for when I am supposed to practice and listen to that timer. It’s a change because I started out not being able to practice unless my mom told me, then I decided to practice every morning without my mom having to ask.
You have to make a decision to make a change.
Like in dominion, I have to make a decision to pick which card I want to use. When I’m building legos I have to decide which piece to put where, and in pokemon you have to decide what you want to trade for and what pokemon you want to use in the battle.
You could win the game, or make a giant statue of liberty out of legos, or get a full evolution of pokemon, but you will never know unless you start changing.
So decide to start making decisions to change and get a good outcome. If you lose the game, it’s fine, you can just play it again. You will always learn whether you make good or bad decisions and that will help you the next time you play the game, building something, or trade pokemon.
I hope you make good decisions so you can have a good outcome, and if you make bad decisions you can learn something new which will help you the next time.