April 10th, 2013

People are All Different

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People ARE all different. Such a simple phrase, but one that says so much.

Over the years I’ve witnessed children doing unsolicited random acts of kindness. Something so sweet that it takes your breath away leaving you with just a smile. Many times there aren’t words to explain the tremendous impact of their actions. Often times they’re too little to understand why what they’ve done is so powerful.

Do you know that feeling? Maybe your child or someone else’s held a door for a disabled person in a wheelchair without being asked or maybe that same child stood up for someone being bullied on the playground just because it was the right thing to do.

My nine year old drew me this picture a few days ago and when he handed it to me I just smiled. I asked if it would be OK to share and he looked a bit surprised then said “yes”.

After the artwork had been handed over I gave some thought as to why this particular picture made me smile. I think it was the realization that my child actually noticed that people are all different, yet they can all stand united together hand-in-hand. I then took it a step further and inferred from his picture that he meant to say people are all different, but we can all get along.

Nough said.

What’s your favorite proud kid moment as a parent, aunt, uncle or friend? 

In honor of  not-so Wordless Wednesday I’ve linked up with Better in Bulk, Dagmar’s MomsenseLive and Love Out Loud, Project Alicia,  From PDX with Love and I Thought I Knew Mama.

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10 Responses to “People are All Different”

  1. That picture is AWESOME!

  2. I think so too Marsha :)

  3. What a wonderful little artist!
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  4. So sweet!
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  5. Thanks Micaela! I thought so too.

  6. That is TOOOO adorable!!! From the pens of babes!

  7. Thanks Barb. It’s a keeper.

  8. What a beautiful picture. If only the world could see things through our children’s eyes. That picture definitely is one for framing.

  9. […] my youngest reminded me- people are all different. My wish for all: To live in peace with others despite […]

  10. […] youngest reminded me with a picture he drew that people are all different, yet they can still get along. Let’s work on […]

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I like to make noise and stir the pot especially when an issue hits home and effects the health of our families. Join me as I make some noise and share along the way tips for living a green and healthy life. Read more.

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