This morning, as I was engaged in one of my most prolific pastimes–laundry–Oscar sat at the table where I was folding. creating his latest masterpiece. When I asked him what he was drawing today, he said, “I am drawing something for Santa Claus.” When I inquired further, thinking perhaps I would get a glimpse into what he might be wishing for for Christmas, he said, “This is the earth. And this is me. I’m making my arm long enough so I can hug the world.”
Once again I am humbled by the wisdom of my child.
And once again I am inspired by the sentiments of a four-year-old.
As the holidays approach, my wish is that we can all reach beyond our own needs and wants and “hug the world.”
The world needs it . . . and so do we.