This past weekend, as i was driving along, i noticed a car pull over ahead of me.
The father in the car had asked his son (probably 8 years old) to move a tortoise to safety off the road.
You should have seen that boy! His posture. He was so proud that he got to do such an important job. He was beaming.
It’s like his dad had told him to charter the course of a ship.
Or fly a plane.
A simple task. A simple instruction from the dad. Which made such a BIG impact in that boy’s life:
“My dad trusts me to do important things.”
“I have what it takes”
And that boy is taught that he needs to care for the world around him.
A simple moment like that can echo onwards greatly…