The other day at my daughter’s dance studio, my eldest daughter who was five was waiting with me while my youngest daughter was taking her dance class. There were other parents and siblings there. At one point, I found my daughter, Alexis, playing with two other young boys and their toy cars. As I was watching them, I thought to myself how easily she makes friends. She’d never seen that little boy before yet they were sharing his toys and talking as if if they’ve known each other for years. I love that about her and I know many kids that age are like that as well. Anytime Alexis sees another kid walking by, she has to say hi. It’s as if they have a code because they are both pint size people, like a kid code. She can easily go up to another kid and say, “hey, do you want to play with me?” Regardless of how old they are, if they are a boy or girl, how much money they have, what their ethnicity is, what they are wearing, etc. Why couldn’t adults do that? Instead, as adults, we’ll stand in a crowded elevator quietly and look up at the numbers as they increase or decrease. Or walk by people on a regular basis and not make eye contact. Or stand in close proximity to a group of people on a train and not say anything. I’m picturing Alexis in these situations and I could only imagine her saying, “why is everyone so quiet?” I think as adults, we all need to be more carefree like a 5 year old. We need to say hi to each other, bring up friendly conversations with the post office worker or the cashier at a store, or maybe something as simple as making eye contact and giving a smile or a nod. I think it’s these little things that will make a huge difference in the world. So I’ll start it with me and say hi to at least 3 strangers today. Sure they make look at me funny but who knows, maybe I’ll make someone’s day. I once read, “Be the change that you want to see in the world.” Or something like that. Hopefully I didn’t butcher it. I tend to do that with quotes and sayings.
Crochet halo headband by Megan Pie.Love this one of her.