A 3-Year-Old And The Limping Duck
Posted by Amritha Mandagondi on Feb 11, 2021
One day my daughter, who was about three years old then, and I were sitting in a park and saw a large group of ducks just walking by.
One of the ducks was limping and my daughter was staring at this duck very curiously. After a couple of minutes, she asked what happened to the duck. I said maybe it got injured during paddling or something happened to it, but it is doing fine as it is still able to walk with one leg and jump, eat food and fly.
To this, she said, "Okay," and continued to stare at the duck limping.
Then, she comes back asking, "Why are the other ducks are not helping him?"
"Yes, you are right, that's a good question," I said.
At that point, I thought the conversation was over, but she is still looking at the duck limping.
Then, she says, "I want to give my feet to the duck."
I was like, "Wowww."
That was a moment when I just felt like I was melting away, and I wondered, "Where did her kindness come from?" Certainly not from me. :)
So yes, I really don't know from where we learn kindness, but maybe that feeling of "WE" is always there in our minds, especially in kids.
As we continued into the conversation, I asked, "If you give away your feet, what are you going to do?"
She comes back saying, "We'll order another pair of feet from Amazon." :)
3-year-old watching the ducks.
As Dinesh Uncle shared, one of the ways to drop the "I" is maybe finding the "We" through service. With that, Swaroop and her daughter lit up our minds and hearts for the evening!