My kids haven’t seen the movie “Pollyanna,” but Kbug is a living replica of that girl! She’s always looking on the bright side of life, looking for the good in people.
Yesterday, we saw a neighbor out raking leaves in the furious wind. I laughed, and said, “Oh, that’s silly! Why would she rake leaves in a wind storm? The piles will just blow away!”
I wasn’t actually asking “why?” but Kbug told me anyway. “Mom, maybe she’s a… what do you call it when your husband dies?”
“Yeah! Maybe she’s a widow, and she really misses her husband and needs something to do.”
Okay, I’m kind of convicted by my daughter’s sweet thoughts, but I kept up the conversation.
“Well, I know she’s not a widow, because I’ve seen her husband before.”
“Maybe her husband’s at work and her kids are in school? Maybe she’s bored, waiting for her kids to come home, so she’s raking leaves.”
“No, she looks older, like a grandma.”
“Well maybe she just likes raking leaves!!!”
Aaannnnnd… Kbug’s the winner, of Choose Love Day!
I certainly don’t want my daughter to grow up being so naive and trusting that she gets taken advantage of and hurt. Not physically anyway. Hurt feelings, on the other hand, just mean that we’re being Christlike! (And we can always choose to forgive, brush the hurt feelings away.) We’re still loving, serving, and giving with wide open hearts. Regardless of whether the world gives back or not.
Kbug’s heart reminded me of this favorite quote…
“Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”
Today I’m grateful for…
23. a gracious, sensitive, loving daughter
24. black tea…
25. …a new “Parents” magazine to go with it!
26. a strong house to keep out the wind
27. fluffy down blankets
28. the local library
29. Christmas music
30. a huge mulch pile (fort material)
31. Beeyoutiful vitamins
32. raw milk
33. peach smoothies, with peaches from Grammy’s trees!
36. our wood furnace