At calendar time in second grade we count the school days with tally marks. The end draws near, one day and half. September seems a lifetime ago.
And I am thankful.
Life is about proximity. I held it close. I know it made me more.
I am thankful for little people that-
Ask about homeland, kneel over their classmates to help with work so hard, sit patient when another cries, run to comfort, rejoice in another’s happy.
One held onto a piece of confetti. You are not my friend another hissed, claiming it was his. Moments later the confetti piece is placed in a hand. It is not as important as a friend.
How do they know when adults sometimes do not? They know to kneel.
He wrote, 1 in 5 kids go to bed hungry every night. After my service, I found a new mission. It truly saved my life.
I get it. How life is so hard. We need to kneel for rescue by rescuing. Proximity. Everything.