A Child’s Mind

Okay, I’m going to share something with you that I’ve never told anyone outside my family before. I remember being a young child – not sure how old I was – and wanting to be a nun and running an orphanage. The fact that I wasn’t Catholic didn’t hinder my plans at all. I wanted to be surrounded by children and make a difference in their lives. I KNEW this was what I was supposed to do. My family scoffed at the idea and that’s probably why I never breathed a word of that to another living soul.

But I think that young girl was on to something. She knew that she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. Somehow, even when I was young, this mattered to me. Perhaps that’s part of the reason I have five children. Or maybe its why I teach karate to kids. I want to do something to help others. I’m guessing you’re like that, too. There’s this nugget of love buried deep inside of us, that squiggles and squirms trying to come out and blossom in the world. We just don’t know how to let it out or what to do with it.

What if you took a chance and let it glow and shine through you? What if you did some small kindness for someone without expecting anything in return. What could that nugget of love do today? Honestly, the possibilities are endless. Pay it forward. Share a smile. Give a hug – virtual or real. Trust the faith of your inner child to help make this world a better place, one human at a time.

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