I had to do it today.
Breaking down & sharing
"when I was a kid...."
to prove my point.
One of my "little blessings"
had made a "remark" along with
at school that is a bit strange
a bit different
a bit annoying
and has less than them.
It sounded harmless.
It truly wasn't a strong or hateful thing.
it was enough.
It ate at me for days...
I had started to talk about it with them
and just couldn't formulate what I knew I needed to say.
(just like the one they made fun of)
In school I surely was strange annoying and had less than most.
I moved almost every year
I didn't get invited to birthday parties
when I did, it was an eye opener into
"normal kids lives"
I had a job by 12.
I rode the city bus if I wanted to go to a friends house.
I cleaned houses on weekends to help out.
I was "that girl".
But my explanation made my point.
Each of us has the chance to make someone's day
And I know their heart was changed even if just a bit
to have compassion for everyone around them
Don't you agree we all have that opportunity everyday?