Every so often my kids will perform a little recital at our local nursing home in hopes of brightening someone's day and making someone smile. We've been doing this for a couple of years now and each time is special and funny and adorably cute. But beneath it all, I want my kids to know the real meaning of compassion. And selflessness. And maybe they won't understand all of it right away, but I hope one day they will.
Until then, baby steps.
And here's some bonus material. Mia, my 4 year old, closed out our nursing home recital with a little solo that she learned in school.
She signs the song What a Wonderful World and every single time I see it, I smile.
And tear up.
It's my job.