We take walks in the park often and the scenario is always the same… (Similar scenarios happen anywhere we go).
(BIG WAVE) “Hi! My name’s Addie. What’s your name?”
(Unexpectedly, some passer-by smiles almost uncontrollably)
“Hi Brenda! I’m four! Meet my mom, her name is Cris!”
If the person has a dog, she asks to pet their dog, and asks his name.
If they are a runner, she runs with them… and they are always so taken-a- back.
But regardless, they walk (or run) away with a smile on their face and a little joy in their step.
For that moment, she makes them feel like they are the only person in the world.
And, the next person up… well, they- even the fussiest of buckets-You can see the hope on their face-even if they won’t admit it- that she might take notice of them too…
And, she does and hearts warm all over again…
I always walk away wondering when we stopped doing that for other people…
And hoping that I can touch someone’s life in the same small but poignant way that she does so often.
Gosh I hope she never out grows it, she is soo good at it.
I am the mama behind GOODEness Gracious and the owner of Cris Goode Solutions. Here at GOODEness Gracious, we like to keep it light and fun as we cook up family meals, share our super mommy secrets and chat it up about the GOODe life:) So come on in and sit a spell.