The other day, I was at the grocery store, picking up a perscription. While there, I noticed a little girl, probably three years old, industriously pushing a grocery cart. Her tongue caught between her teeth, she was the picture of concentration. I shared a smile with her mother.
The mother patiently handed items to her daughter, who carefully placed them inside her minature cart, causing me to think how much more quickly and efficiently the mother could have done this chore without her child's "help." But this mother was not only shopping for groceries; she was rearing a child and recognized the enormity of that task.
So, for today, I am grateful for parents who understand what is important ... and what is not.