Not a real friend of course.
More a neighbour that I've seen grow up for the last 7 years we've lived in this building.
She smiled, greeted my daughter and smiled at the boys...then the elevator door closed.
I asked her if she was in Grade 8 yet she laughed...
Her: "No! (as if I was silly)...I'm in Grade 6!'
Me: "I don't believe it, you look like you are almost, almost grown up!"
(my big son looked at me like...Mom stop talking to my potential friends)
Me: "And how's school?"
Her: "Really good!"
Me: "You're enjoying it?"
Her: "Oh Yes!"
I looked a little deeper into her eyes...
Me: "You got any plans for what you want to be when you grow up."
She smiled and I don't know what I expected her answer to be...but she spoke it...
Her: "I'm thinking about being a doctor."
Me: "I think that's amazing!"
Me: "We need more women..."
(I paused for a second to save myself from a moment...they seem to come quite suddenly these days)
Me: "See you D!...this is our floor..."
I'm impressed by conversations that last for a moment but have the potential to inspire for a lifetime. #perspective
|with my little woman in training...seems like I am always taking notes these days...|