I am an extrovert. Talking to people has never been a struggle. Getting to know other people hasn’t ever really scared me. Sure there is the hesitant hiccup of the unknown but for the most part, I like people. I like talking to new people. Sometimes, just shutting me up is the problem…if you wanna call it a problem 🙂
I am learning something. I’ve said my kids grow me daily. They challenge me. My kids have a little trait that I hope they never outgrow. There is a part of me that is rather inspired by it.
My kids do not know a stranger. I could attest it to the years Ray and I spent in youth ministry. They were surrounded by loud teenagers who loved them. While they may have a little bit to do with it, my kids are who they are…and they love people (we are working on stranger-danger). I love this about them.
This post was inspired by a day at the pool. There have been many days like this but this particular day, I got a picture.
I laugh as my kids greet new faces with “hey friend, what’s you name”, or my favorite “hey little guy”. That is what Cephas says to kids 5 yrs older than him…and it’s awesome. He also calls every person under the age of 15 “friend”. Things like age, gender, race, amount of toys and personality don’t matter. Cephas starts kindergarten in less than a month…this could get really interesting 🙂
I love that they let nothing get in there way. I love that they are constantly genuine. They love people and this makes me happy.