What’s Prettier than Freckles?

freckles2An 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?”

grandmaOf course,” said the grandmother. “Why just name me one thing that’s prettier than freckles.”

“The little boy thought for a moment, peered intensely into his grandma’s face, and softly whispered, “Wrinkles.

Tiny Superheroes: Acknowledging The Heroism of Children

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Tiny Superheroes: Acknowledging The Heroism of Children

Superheroes balance the forces of light and dark, rage and serenity, and the sacred and the profane within themselves and from it forge an identity that is powerful and purposeful.

– Deepak Chopra –

Tiny Superheroes: Acknowledging The Heroism of Children

How many of us have seen children tie towels around their shoulders and race around as superheroes? In just four months, Robyn Rosenberger has given 500 children battling difficult medical conditions that feeling of invincibility by making custom capes for each one. She posts stories of these Tiny Superheroes to give each child a voice and a face for their condition. These capes are more than just a piece of fabric. They tell the children and families fighting illness and disability that we know just how extraordinary they are. { read more }

Be The Change

Meet the Tiny Superheroes who inspire Rosenberger and their families. { more }

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