I had little time to write this week, but I did go buy beads for a couple more necklaces and bracelets that my grandchildren want to make. We made some this past week with beads and supplies that I always have, but I got a hankering to get a few more beads, so my granddaughter and I headed to Jo-Ann's for some sparklies (and some not quite so sparkly for her brother).
As the background image for my words, I have the 4 strings she picked out for beading. I wish I had a recording of her voice as she looked at all the beautiful beads to choose from! I was surprised that it didn't take long to choose them - after we inspected every shimmering facet and glittery swirl of every bead in the store anyway!
As my 5 year old granddaughter says matter-of-factly, no hint of ego or vanity - "I'm pretty on the inside, because I like to be kind to people." And that she is.
When a kindergartener on the first few days of school was crying as she waited for the school doors to open, Granddaughter came up close to her and told her what she did when she was sad..."Think of things you like, like unicorns and cotton candy! That's what I do." And Granddaughter stayed by her and talked incessantly to cheer her up.
On the third day we got there, there was no more crying and the little girl was actively looking for my Granddaughter.
And I shall post this late to both Thursday's "Spiritual Thursday" over at Karen Eastlund's blog, and Friday's "Poetry Friday" link ups at Cheriee Weichel's Library Matters! You may have already seen them on FB as I posted there, too.
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