This Side Of Eden

This Side Of Eden

…Finding our way home

Crossing Guards

Sometimes we all wake up on the wrong side of the bed.  That’s understandable.  Occasionally, we will just wake up in a bad mood, and carry that mood into our day.

Colby is just finishing up Kindergarten.  Every day that I have dropped him off at school we have passed one of two crossing guards (depending on which route we take).  These two women, regardless of the day or night they have just had, ALWAYS greet Colby, and every other child, with a smile, a “Good morning”, and a “Have a great day today!”

I don’t know them personally, other than returning pleasantries each morning, but I can’t imagine that every day they have had the best of mornings, but they always have that attitude.  It really struck me these passed few days that these women are the first people Colby sees each morning, other than his mother and I.  It has also struck me that no matter what kind of morning Colby has had, he now always greets them…It’s routine now.

All that being said, I’m so very thankful for these crossing guards.  I expect them to keep my kids safe, I expect them to not be mean and nasty…but the attitude and consistent pleasant nature was not expected.  And I am so very thankful for the effect that those pleasant attitude’s has had on my child.

Thank you Crossing Guards…for the unexpected lessons that you are teaching my son.

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