In one of my laments I spoke of wearing different hats for the various roles I played in my lifetime. Some of these hats fit me well – some were a little off and some not a good fit at all……..Today, I found my perfect hat and I know it is perfect because I am all smiles inside and out and I am happy and whistling and just full of energy and looking forward to tomorrow. Can you guess what role I played today and for lots of day to come? I will give you a hint, school? children? …You got it!
I have resumed my volunteering and to wonderful little 8-9 year olds…One of my favorites from 2nd grade Katrina hugged me so tight and said “Ms Millie I missed you every single day of the whole vacation”.. How could I not beaming? Only a child could speak so honestly words that I will long remember with a smile. So many of us could benefit from a child appreciating the time we spend with them.
We have about 15 children this term, mostly males and they are just adorable. When I questioned Shelby when was his birthday, he gave me the exact date of my grandson’s birthdate and exact age……Shelby that is my grandson’s birthday and he replied, No it can’t be, it is my birthday….I explained that yes it was indeed his birthday but it also belonged to alot of other children. It took him a few minutes and then he smiled and said “OK”
Tomorrow I will be back there at my favorite school that houses the children that bring me much joy and happiness. I will be smiling all over and I will be doing my homework on how I can be a better volunteer.