Arms Wide Open

by vanessagobes

Children can teach us some pretty spectacular lessons.  After I recorded this video I continued to think about the twins – about their unselfconscious display of acceptance, joy and excitement.  As I pictured them bounding through the playground, I remembered that the other boys around them were following their lead, chanting and jumping for joy in step.  The twins inspired not only warm feelings in my son, but also naturally ignited a spirit of wholesome inclusiveness amongst all the boys.  The twins were (and are) the drop that causes the ripple that inspires the wave.  So beautiful.  What a blessing.

We are only a reflection of the people by whom we surround ourselves.  It’s important to make sure we like what we see in the mirror.

From mine to yours,

Vanessa