Today was a long day, I spent over 6 hours at the hospital and couldn’t connect to wifi so I couldn’t get a lot of things done for work that I needed to. So that put me to work until a few minutes ago. Booooo, boooo, boooo. I have a headache and I’m just feeling tired and whine-y. So today I feel far from a warrior princess, far from inspiring. But I wanted to write because I heard a story that made me smile and inspired me so I felt I needed to share with you all.
Today I met with Dr. Mandy. As we always do, we chatted about lots beyond leukemia. She has a 5 year old nephew that she loves dearly and let me tell you, is such a handsome little bugger. He was in the airport with his grandmother and there was a woman with dwarfism and as he passed by, he asked out loud why this adult had a “little kids” body? His grandmother quickly gave him the life lesson lecture about how everybody is different and how it’s not nice or polite to point out people’s differences, but instead we should accept people for who they are. He seemed to understand and they moved on. Later as they were boarding the plane, they went to get in their seats and as luck would have it, the woman with dwarfism was sitting right next to him. The grandmother got nervous as she could see his eyes widening and thoughts swirling around his little head… “Oh no, what is he going to say?” But then he looked at her and said “you know what? I think you’re beautiful.”
You know what, I think you’re beautiful.
This girl has probably gotten so many stares, people have probably made fun of her or bullied her in school. But on this random day, a little 5 year old saw what we all should see, that everyone is beautiful. We can learn so much from children and this is a great example.
I just wanted to share this so we can all be reminded to look past people’s appearances, to give everyone the equal respect that they deserve, to be accepting of people’s differences. Simply put, it’s a reminder to just be kind to others. Just. Be. Kind.
Lots of love and light,
3 thoughts on “A Little Story for the Heart”
So very wonderful! That’s why I love my job so much. I get to see/witness these situations fairly often. Children are sweet, un jaded beings who view life with the utmost sincerity & innocence. That woman must have felt so special after that remark. Yes, we can all learn through this little boys example. Xo
By the way-even warrior princesses have off days…….
What a wonderful story, Jess. That grandmother must have a special relationship with her grandchild, for the connection between what she told him and the inspiration he channeled is magical. What an amazing child! Actually, I think he is an earth angel sent by God to bless each person he meets. Angels are, indeed, walking among us. Thank you for brightening my day, Jess.
I passed your note along to Dr. Mandy, so she could tell the mother & grandmother: meant a lot. Thank you for such sweet words!