Thursday, April 24, 2008

Profound Statements from a Seven-Year-Old

My daughter loves to write. She gets that from her Mama.

She keeps a notepad and a journal. She gets that from her Mama, too.

But her smarts, she gets that from both her Mama and her Papa.

Tonight, I found this statement in her notepad:

What does a person need?

People need food.

People need drinks.

People need clothes.

People need a home.

After reading this, I thought about all the children out there who are hungry, thirsty, cold, and homeless. I feel an urge to go out tomorrow and do something to make some kids happy. All from a seven-year-old's notepad.

Man, if she can inspire me now at age seven, I can't wait to see what she comes up with as she grows and learns more about using writing as a form of persuasiveness. Look out, Newsweek. My daughter is going to be your future staff journalist.

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