Little things count...


My 5-year-old granddaughter graduated from pre-school last night: like most first-time students, she benefitted greatly from having a wonderful teacher.  As the school year wound down this past month, her teacher got all of the students a chrysalis, which is the pupa of a butterfly: this past week, each child watched as their own butterfly emerged. While the kids were in wonder; their parents (and grandparents) were in awe of the symbolism of that simple gift: the emergence of more well-developed children. It really doesn’t take much to be such a good person (and teacher): a desire to do or give something simple, yet special; a gift or gesture that will be remembered forever. We tend towards big gestures or statements in proving ourselves when in truth it’s the little things that are given from the heart that count the most towards that goal. Don’t overthink what it takes to be a good person today.

Brian Ortega (b. 1991): American mixed martial artist in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)