I love talking to children. One afternoon in 2019, I had a conversation with a neighbor, who was 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 in 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.
He made me feel special … unique … respected … because he chose to talk to me.
Today that young man turned 13. I need to interview him and get his thoughts on becoming a teenager!
Whatever your age, enjoy it. Today is the oldest you have ever been and the youngest you will ever be again!