I spent some time with my daughter and her family today. When I first arrived at their home, my five-year old Granddaughter gave me a quick hello and then disappeared into another room. A few minutes later, she reappeared and handed me a paper folded in half. It was a picture of the two of us – out for a walk. She explained that I had my purple sweater wrapped around my waist. We are both smiling – there is green grass and blue sky. I thanked her and placed it in my purse so I wouldn’t forget it. She was pleased. It is now on my refrigerator; a place of honor for what it represents. It reminds me of the simple pleasures. It reminds me of an innocence that gives freely and quietly. No strings attached. Simple, quiet, easy – yet in my mind – it speaks volumes. Thank you Z. I love you.
Spend some time with a kid if you can. If you listen and pay attention they will always remind you of the important things in life.