This is a repost about a young man who is 11 today. I really need to do another interview to get his thoughts on life in the double digits now!
I love talking to children. This afternoon I had a conversation with a neighbor, who is about to be nine.
Somewhere in our conversation, the words “unique” and “respect” came up. He said he thought it would be good to be nine, but he thought ten might be more unique.
He said he thought double digit kids got more respect.
I told him he was most unique now. I told him whole bunches of people are double digits and tin fact, once he reached double digits, he would be that unless he lived to be 100.
So he should really enjoy this year of being more unique than many of the rest of us. He seemed pleased with the thought.
When we got ready to end our talk, I said, “By the way, I really respect you!” He smiled.
Today he made me feel special … unique … respected … because he chose to talk to me.
Whatever your age, enjoy it. Today is the oldest you have ever been and the youngest you will ever be again!