Sometimes it takes a profound or life changing event to remind you of how special the people around you are. It’s very easy to become complacent, particularly with those you are closest to.
I was reminded of the impact of expressing your feelings about others today, by an incredibly articulate 7 year old.
My eldest son is quite artistic, and it’s something which is spoken about a lot amongst his classmates. He is an artist, they say. Here is what one special friend wrote in his birthday card.
“I hope your birthday is a magical art wonderland doing as many doodles as you want. For a person so artistic and only in year one, it is really impressive to see such art.
It is also sometimes kindness and for your passion you show to other children. You are a friend of kindness and someone good to play with. Have a great day!!!”
My son just smiled. I’m not sure he truly appreciated the complexity of the message (he’s artistic, but not that articulate), or comprehended the fact that it had been constructed by another boy his own age. I was completely blown away. There is something so special about others really liking your children. There is also something really magical about a person who can truly express their feelings, and make others feel so good by doing it. What a beautiful reminder.
Linked with Essentially Jess for IBOT