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when did we lose it?

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on May 19, 2008

our God-given friendliness? most of us were very friendly as kids…we were sweet and open and happy to meet people. we were happy with whatever toy we got for our birthday party. we loved our friends, and were sad to see them go home…even if we only met them 45 mins ago. my sweet 3 yr old son is this way. we were at the grocery store a few days ago and he told the sacker “i got undies on” to wich to looked at me and i translated “he has big boy underwear on” her look back was tragic, she could care less. now, i know she was probably only 20, and had no kids, but…why couldn’t she fake it for my little sweetie? why couldn’t she say, “oh wow!” and smile? that would have made his day! he loves it when people talk to him or pay him any kind of attention. he will say hi to anyone in his vicinity…when was the last time you said “hi” to a stranger? sadly, only 50% (or less) return his “hi” with one of their own.

how hard is it to say “hi” to a three year old boy with a huge smile on his face? apparently, it’s very hard.

another story…again, in the grocery store. we were shopping and went down the tea/coffee isle. my sweetie says “hi” to the store worker, a lady of say 30 ish, and she says “hi” back. big smile from my boy, he continues to talk to her…”i have a jacket on” she, at this point has turned her back and is no longer paying attention. we are the only ones on the isle and it is mon morning, and very quiet, so i KNOW she can hear us…she keeps her back to us as my sweet son keeps saying his line. i, of course, talk to him about his jacket, and what color it is and such…

i know he doesn’t know the difference, but why couldn’t this lady have given him another moment or two of her time.

how many children have i ignored in the past? children who only wanted a smile and nothing else.

i want my son to always be outgoing and friendly and sweet and charming. i don’t want this world to crush his sweet spirit and teach him that it is easier to be aloof than it is to be friendly. my pastor says if you want to make friends, then show yourself friendly.

when was the last time you showed yourself friendly? when was the last time i did? hmmmm

be friendly today…if only to one person…you will be better for it


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