This gave me a new appreciation for those who challenge and conquer Mount Everest. And also for those who’ve succumbed to the mountain.
An elderly woman and her little grandson, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at the zoo. Lots of children were waiting in line to get their cheeks painted by a local artist who was decorating them with tiger paws.
“You’ve got so many freckles, there’s no place to paint!” a girl in the line said to the little fellow. Embarrassed, the little boy dropped his head. His grandmother knelt down next to him. “I love your freckles. When I was a little girl I always wanted freckles,” she said, while tracing her finger across the child’s cheek. “Freckles are beautiful.”
The boy looked up, “Really?”
“The little boy thought for a moment, peered intensely into his grandma’s face, and softly whispered, “Wrinkles.
Be Kind Whenever Possible. It is always Possible
Wonderful video on empathy from Karmatube.
Here is an inspiring piece on finding contentment. Good advice.
An interesting piece on a woman’s near death experience from DailyGood.org.