Bodhi & Maya Series – Kid’s Reflection #1
Explore your interests – Remember this is the age!!
Bodhi & Maya: Hello friends! We are one of the thoughtful and mystical cousin pairs! We want to share our thought provoking positive ideas with our friends out there either as dialogues or in a story format. We will attempt to achieve that across all our “reflections”!
Maya: I am Maya and am 9 years old.
Bodhi: I am Bodhi and am 8 years old, well young (giggle)!
Maya: We are always told by our parents “remember this is the age”….. sooooo “explore your interests”!!
Bodhi: oh, that’s soo true! I keep hearing that from my parents too, Maya. What’s that all about? Shall we discuss?
Maya: Of course Bodhi, I wanted to discuss and understand the topic with you!
Bodhi: Ok good, let’s understand the meaning first. Explore means “carefully studying something”. How would you define “interest”?
Maya: Aahh! True. And, interest is something that a person enjoys doing! Like sports or music or art!
Bodhi: oh yes, so that’s what it means – to carefully study what we are interested in, and to take it forward.
Maya: That’s so true. You know Bodhi, I did not like music (traditional Carnatic music) when I started to learn it 4 years ago. My mom pushed me every single day to practice. I just realized now how musical I am as I am able to listen and appreciate a variety of songs!
Bodhi: Really? But I get where you are going with this! My mom did the exact same procedure with me and my art classes! And now you what happened? Maagiccccc happened! Yes, look at these sun catchers – I painted them, in fact Maya, I painted a few with you!
Maya: Oh my goodness, you are soo artistic! Now I guess we both understand where our parents took us with their thoughts!
Bodhi: That’s true my cousin! They are the best!
Maya: So, Bodhi, what are the other areas that you think your parents are trying for you to gain some interest, and you are against them ? I mean at least to start with, we resist too many things, honestly! Right…. (giggles)
Bodhi: Man, now I know where you are going with this! Maya, you always have a way to influence and create interest in others! Hmmm… let me think… I believe it is with my Math and Learning classes now!
Maya: Oh yeah! I have learned that from my mom (I guess!). She has a way always with me and everyone! Right now, it’s with a sport for me! Hey, believe me I used to hate my extra math lessons initially, but now I just love them and my classes. I have developed an interest in math that I see everything mathematically these days… like, you know! My water bottle base is a circle! A heart shape that I love, is symmetrical!
Bodhi: Wow, Maya. You are the best! I look at things mathematically too. My soccer practice is all about math in fact! Wow! I guess I understand my mom now! She is indeed the best mother that a 2nd grader can be gifted with! And you said you are trying sports ? You should really try your hands, well legs (giggle), with soccer. It’s the best game ever!
Maya: There you go! I will certainly join my soccer classes soon enough, or I might try basket ball too, let’s wait and watch! Am excited that I get to be more active in the year to come! And am excited that we both have common interests!
Bodhi & Maya Together: Thank you friends for listening to us! We will come back with an episode to clarify what our names mean and who we truly are.
Today, we have understood what “exploring interest level” means.
What are your interests and how are you going to start off learning what they are and how you can pursue them ?
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