He grew up watching Mr. Rogers. He wanted to imitate him, and would try to catch his shoes like Mr. Rogers did. He'd zip up his zipper sleeper all the way up, then back 1/2 down to wear it like Mr. Rogers. We didn't DARE try to zip it all the way back up... "NO! Mr. Rogers doesn't wear it that way!"
When I think of the word kindness, I also picture tenderness, gentleness, patience, and a gentle smile.
Children NEED us to simply be KIND. They need us to be tender, gentle and patient. And they need us to smile at them affectionately, so they know we love them.
I'm thankful for all of the lovely, kind people that speak into my life.