A boy and his umbrella
I witnessed the sweetest moment:
A young boy no older than a kindergartner, got off of the bus in the rain.
He had his backpack on, so he opened up a tiny toddler-sized umbrella to keep dry. This little boy was quite excited to get off the bus and get home, so he ran up the hill ahead of the other children. He got about 50 feet away from them, but for some reason he turned around, and saw some girls who did not have an umbrella. They were getting wet. He ran back down the hill towards them with his little backpack bouncing up and down on his back, but as soon as he was near them, he lifted up his tiny umbrella over 3 of them that had quickly huddled together. He held that little umbrella over the girls while they all walked back up the hill, himself now getting wet in the rain.
That was a child’s selfless act of kindness.
(Chivalry is not dead either.)
Love without reservation today, no matter the circumstance.
“Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and truth.”
1 John 3:18
Food for thought: “We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love.” Mother Teresa
Fun facts: Umbrellas were originally designed for shade from the sun. It is believed they were originally invented in China, over 4,000 years ago. If you searched the US Patent Office, you would find over 130,000 different entries of potential umbrella patents.
Photo by: Anastasia Yilmaz – Umbrella on winter dock