How sweet is that for her to come up with that idea?
I was unsure how Lucy would respond to this…such an honor to be a “teacher” but also, that girl is onto people who are just trying to “help” her, and she gets frustrated with random situations and I’ll be honest, I was nervous. I didn’t want her to get frustrated with that sweet little girl here, and as we discussed the possibility she was hesitant. She didn’t know what to teach, yet she didn’t want any advice. We discussed the option off and on for a week and finally she decided that yes, she wanted to do this thing.
Then she kept changing days when she wanted to do it. And gosh it was sure sweet of her new little pupil to patiently wait for Lu to figure out the “perfect” day and situation.
But finally the day arrived and Lucy taught “self-portraits” (with minimal input from her mother :).
As those two girls sat there at the table chatting and drawing my heart was just so full of gratitude for the many forms of kindness that exhibit themselves in life.
Sometimes in the form of asking for an art class. Or maybe showing up with a meal, or kind word/compliment, or a phone call. It can be big or little, but man, kindness goes a long way!