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Goodness Starts Today

A friend of mine shared this video with me the other day:

This video by Quaker Canada captures a true story about a family that puts their busy life on hold to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The catch is that they have to agree to it on the spot and begin the experience right away. The video follows the story of a 10-year old dancer and her father who get the opportunity to learn a Hip Hop routine together and debut it by surprise to mom and hundreds of audience members at an upcoming dance recital.

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This theme really hit home for me, especially the part where the dad is physically present for his daughter, yet he’s on his cell phone. How many times have I been blogging, or checking a story on my phone, or just trying to catch up, while my 2-year old son plays at my feet. How many times I’ve been slightly annoyed that while in the middle of a deadline Dylan’s trying to get my attention.

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This last weekend we decided to do something unprecedented: I shut down the computer and we spent a weekend together as a family. No blogging allowed!

We decided to go to the New West Pride Street Festival, where we took this awesome family portrait:

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Dylan had a great time – he even got to ride a real firetruck and meet real firemen!

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The next day, we got to do something as a family that I’ve always wanted to do: a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium.

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I’ve never seen Dylan so excited. He was literally squealing with delight. His favourite animals are penguins and he got to see some of them.

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He even got to take a new friend home.

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We had a great time this weekend, and it was an eye-opener for this digital girl. Sometimes, while trying to keep digitally connected, we forget to physically connect with each other. The memories we make as a family are best kept in our hearts and minds than on my cellphone.

What would you do if you had the chance?

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