On Christmas day I went to see my daughters who were spending the day with their mum.
I spent about an hour with them that day, before collecting them on Boxing Day for the
rest of the holidays. While I was with them on Christmas day 2008, I noticed that my almost
5-year-old daughter Lottie had written something on her leg with a felt pen.
It said: "LOVE PEEPL"
When I asked her what it said, Lottie confirmed what message I suspected her not yet
perfect spelling was meant to convey.
"Did someone tell you to write that?" I asked her.
"No, I thought of it myself," Lottie assured me.
"Why do you think we should love people?" I enquired further.
"Because it feels nice," Lottie replied with a tone which indicated she thought that
ought to be quite obvious to everyone.
I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to benefit from Lottie's pure innocent
wisdom and in that moment, my new year's resolution for 2009 was sorted out! :-)
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