The Zen of BenSeptember 7, 2006
My son Ben is now in the 5th grade. At the beginning of the year, each student introduces themselves to the class by answering a bunch of questions and bringing in a few items.
Ben was working on his questions the night before and one of them was, "If I had one wish, it would be..."
His answer amazed me. "I don't really need anything."
He is such a happy, contented boy. Even when he desperately wants something (like Lego Star Wars 2), Ben always has a great perspective on the important and irreplaceable things.