Kids tell the truth, they speak honestly and that is why we should listen to them. Today I had the privilege of attending TEDxKIDS@BC’s Fourth annual conference and this year’s theme was “Power in Me.” What this means is that we, in all of us, have the power to change the world by using our own unique talents.
At the energizer exercise, a ball was thrown around and we were invited to say our “power.” I thought and thought, and discovered that my true power is the power to love everyone equally. Big or small, same or different, I will love you unconditionally. I will listen to your story and share your fears, cook you a meal when your family isn’t here, I will write poems and sing them for your ears, I will hold your hand when you can’t hold back your tears. That is who I am because I believe that everyone, no matter who you are, that we are people. Love, as you want to be loved. Smile, as you want others to smile. Be silly, as we truly are.