Helping Children Have a Fun Summer
A bit later today I will be driving to Bluefield, WVA. There I will teach, tell stories, and speak to around 100 children and their parents at one gathering. More about that unique and unexpected endeavor (I didn’t even know I was going ‘til a few days ago) in this coming Wednesday’s edition of Hometown Stories.
I am happy about going to visit with so many children and parents today, but I’m also a bit nervous. I get nervous whenever I’m around kids. No, not because “they” make me nervous. I feel completely at ease around children, perhaps more than around anyone. I’m nervous because I know how every little thing I do and say could affect their lives- even long after I am gone from this world.
That’s perhaps the most beautiful and wondrous thing about dealing with children. You get to touch - and perhaps even mold - a future that you’ll never personally be here see.
Meanwhile, back to this coming summer right here in Bristol - a summer which is nigh upon us already.
Here are the T-shirts I'm giving to the kids I'm taking hiking this summer - on many a morning along the trails at Sugar Hollow Park.
I designed these tees myself. I’m proud of 'em. 😊 And what they signify.