Interview: Laird Sapir

Each Wednesday is Wonderstruck Interview day. Hearing other people’s stories is a great way to see things from a different perspective and perhaps find something new to apply to our own lives.

Today's interviewee is website designer and writer Laird Sapir.

[caption id="attachment_692" align="alignleft" width="225"] Laird's Little Man[/caption]What have you been wonderstruck by recently?

A couple of weeks ago I was at a family dinner with my kids, my parents, and miscellaneous other relatives. My dad asked my four year old if he would like to say grace and my little guy nodded and we all joined hands. When little man was done reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, my entire family said "Amen."

I thought it was really funny that little man said the Pledge in place of a prayer, but I was totally wonderstruck by the fact that he knew the entire Pledge of Allegiance. Wowsa. (Also, kind of awesome that my entire family went with it and no one corrected him.)

What part of your day are you grateful for?

Any part of it that is quiet! When the little man is at school and his sister is napping, and I can spend a few minutes in a quiet house, with no interruptions...heaven.

What part of the day is tough? How do you move through it?

Waking up. I am always amazed at people who seem to spring out of bed ready to tackle the day. I am not one of those people. So I bribe myself with coffee. That usually works.

What do you wish you were more conscious of?

I wish I were more conscious of ... gosh, lots of things. I don't even know where to begin!

How do you stay focused on what is truly important to you?

Honestly? It is a daily challenge. I make lots and lots of lists. Lots. of. Lists.

About Laird:

I'm a website designer, writer, and collector of odd facts and random trivia. I have an office supply addiction, a 24 pound cat, and a love of really bad movies.

I'm about to have a serious chat with myself about whipping my own blog into shape, which you can read at


  1. Very cool. Love the little guy's prayer. :)

  2. I love lists, Laird. Life is better because of them.
    Thanks for the great interview, ladies...

  3. Bribery with coffee is the only way I crawl out of bed and make it to work on time. Lists are the only way I accomplish anything (or at least remember that I should be doing something). Fun office supplies make it all worth while, don't they?

  4. Lists are the best. And checking things off lists is great, too. But just making lists makes me feel more

  5. Office supplies make everything better. Its the best kind of retail therapy! I'd rather have office supplies than fancy shoes. Is that weird? :)

  6. I'm with you on quiet time, Laird. Even in the car, I seldom play the radio. By the time I pick my daughter up, the dial will be hopping from station to station while she fills me in on her day with happy chatter. I love that, but treasure the silence before the sunny storm.

  7. Awww, that was an awesome prayer!
    I need to make more lists. And maybe start taping them in every room of the house so I don't forget anything. LOL!!

  8. I loved his prayer. Also - I too have a office supply addiction! Great delusions of organizational grandure are created while strolling those isles!

  9. No! It's not weird at all...if you are us. Does that make sense? Laird, we miss you terribly at WANA112 (Facebook) and our new one or two lines daily #wanajava. Come sip with us! Loved your wonderstruck story. Little Man is all right with me!

  10. Um, being Australian I have no idea what the Pledge of Allegiance is... but it sounds very impressive!

    Your toughest part of the day is the - ahem - same as my toughest part of the day...


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