Tonight, while reading a bedtime story to my 5 year old son he found an unopened Band-aid laying near the bed. He started to unwrap it while telling me that “Band-aids are great. They keep you strong and healthy.” How very smart my son is.
This is the same son that woke me up yesterday with a big smile on his face. When I asked him what he was smiling about he simply said, “I’m just happy. Isn’t it great to be alive.” I wish more people knew “how great it is to be alive.” The world can be so painful and disappointing. At least yesterday, my son didn’t quite know that yet. I hope to keep it that way as long as I can.