Remember when you were a child and you always wanted to hang with the big kids? Ha Ha I remember those days. The big kids were so cool and all the other kids wanted to be just like them.
Well, problem was those big kids were too cool and didn’t want anything to do with me or my friends. Why? Because we were too young.
So my friends and I just started to be cool in our own little way and quit looking up to the so called “cool kids.” Looking back those kids were never that cool, we just made them out to be that way. Because if they were at least a little cool they would have hung out with us and mentored us-despite the age difference. Instead of pushing us away like we were scumbags.
Some kids just moved next door to my sister and I. They happened to see us outside one day and introduced themselves. Now they come over or invite us over often. I could have been rude, ignored them, and just gave them an occasional hi every now and then. However, instead I help them with their homework, play with them etc. Kids have enough negative influences so I decided to be a positive influence in their life.
It’s easy to push them away because I’m too cool. However, I’m not too cool to lend a helping hand.
Have you been pushing someone away because they are too young?
If you have the opportunity to mentor someone, take it. Kids are impressionable and you just might make a world of difference in their life. Of course the thought ran through my mind, “I have better things to do.”
But so far it’s been randomtaztic! I love those kids.
Reach out to someone today. Make a difference that could last for a lifetime. ©