From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

October 6

My six-year-old granddaughter, Caitlynd, and I had stopped at a donut shop for a muffin. As we were going out the door, a young teenage boy was coming in. He had a tuft of blue spiked hair on top of his head, one of his nostrils was pierced, and attached to a hoop that ran through the hold was a chain that draped across his face. He held a skateboard under one arm and a basketball under the other.

Caitlynd stopped in her tracks and opened the door as wide as it would go. His response was a gracious,“Thank you very much.”

I was ready for a grandmotherly talk about freedom of self-expression, but as it turned out, the only thing Caitlynd had noticed was the fact that his arms were full. “He woulda had a hard time to open the door.”

In the future, I hope to get down on her level and raise my sights.

Terri McPherson

To raise your sights,
you need to get down on a child’s level.

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