The reason this brief encounter made such an impact on me is that when I'm out and about, I'm really tuned into what kids are doing. I try to stay present, make eye contact, say hello, etc. There is such unbound joy, innocence and presence with children. They remind me to stay present, in the moment and joyful. And inevitably, when I'm out shopping I see kids do or say the funniest things. They are a real treasure and gift.
And so, I say thank you to this little girl who brought such Joy to my life on a Friday afternoon at the library and who caused me to pause and get out of my head and back into my heart space.
Let's remember that we too are that Innocence, pure Joy and Presence, now and Always. It is always within us and we don't have to go anywhere but inside to access it. Sometimes it takes a little angel to remind us that we too have this Joy and wonderment within.