A Daily Reminder

Each day I pass these trophies that have been placed in our living room. They remind me that my girls are growing not only in age, their Taekwondo skills, but also in their self esteem. I am hoping that these trophies are a daily reminder to them that they can do whatever it is that they set their minds to.

The trophies for first place. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
The trophies for first place. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

At times I wish that they could be a daily reminder to them to practice 🙂

What are your daily reminders of special events in your life?

(This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge by WordPress)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

28 thoughts on “A Daily Reminder

  1. Well done, Colline. I am a lifelong practicing Shotokan karateka who had short exposure to TKD and Hapkido when I was young. I like the way you encourage your kids.


    1. There are many reasons that I encourage them to continue with the sport. One of the main ones is to build their confidence. I love that now they shout out “Kia” forcefully, and that they have had the confidence to compete against others in front of many.


  2. You had me thinking now … a word of digression: They did not notify me of your new post – grrrr – I have to say that I don’t have any reminders hanging around, that I carry them within, but it is a good idea to display some 🙂 That’s a very positive message, Colline. You have just given me an idea 🙂 Thank you!


    1. On the note of digression Paula: it annoys me too when I miss posts of bloggers I have made a connection with especially as these people will think I am no longer interested in reading their work (which is untrue).
      I don’t keep all reminders out Paula – certificates are put in a binder, some items are kept in closets. But some are extra special and displaying these trophies show our girls that we are proud of them 🙂


      1. 🙂 You know what I keep 🙂 I keep notes from my friends – their words of wisdom sent to me at the time when it was most needed, when I had a surgery or some other hard moment in my life, or little trinkets they offered me on occasions to give me strength 🙂 That means a world to me. Your post REMINDED me of them. You are much appreciated friend in my WP community and I will not rely on silly reader, Colline – now that we have established it s failures….


          1. I don’t know how iPad works, but do you have in the reader on top the list of bloggers you follow? I sometimes use that, and click on their links regardless of notifications.


        1. I will do Paula. We are sure that another competition will come up in the winter which we will encourage them to participate in. The last one was their first ever competition (in anything) and they did really well.


    1. I try to remind them gently in so many ways. It is important, I think, to foster self-confidence in children so that they can go out and experience the world when they are adults.


  3. Ah, yes, I see where you display them. Yes, this is confusing. You see, I’m reading backwards over your blog posts to see what I might have missed. Just ignore the other comment please asking you where you display them…. Congrats again to the girls on their amazing achievement in Tae Kwon Do! 🙂


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