I love my daughter and son in law, but my heart misses my grandson more than words can express. We were greeted by his darling smile and he "helped" us with our luggage up to their apartment :) The evening was full of playing ball, reading books, and of course...him having to not only take one of our fingers, but both of us to walk around the house several times during the night. He didn't have a nap, but was cute as a button all night long.
Later that night we went to a restaurant. We overheard a little boy next to us, probably about 7 years old, talking all kinds of stats about football. My son in law couldn't help but overhear their conversation. He spoke out and said, "what about those Broncos". The little boy replied, "The Broncos suck". We couldn't help but laugh as my son in law was wearing a Broncos hat and plays for the team. The conversation went back and forth between our table and theirs. Pictures were exchanged and my son gave him his hat to keep. The mother came up to us and thanked him for his time and shared a little bit about his story. Our hearts were touched. They thanked us for our time saying it was a special thing for them, but the opposite was true. It was such a special experience to meet this young man and his fervor for football. He shared his light and his passion for the world. What started out as being just a night out with the family turned into something special for us.
These moments continue to remind me how small and little things can not only bring light into the light of others but for ourselves. No one is ever going to come up to me and want my autograph, but a sincere thank you to a server or hostess at the restaurant can make their day and can make me feel good inside and brighten my day. We truly can change the world one act of kindness at a time.