I was assessing her to see if she qualified for special educational services. One of the things I asked her to do was to draw me a picture, then write a few sentences to describe it.
Little Sweetie carefully drew a picture of a lady wearing a pretty dress with a great big smile.
I said, "Can you tell me about your picture?"
She pointed across the room to my boss and said, "It's Mrs. Brown."
"Well, can you tell me more about the picture?"
"Yes. That's Mrs. Brown. I love her. She is sooooo kindful!"
"Yes, kindful," she smiled up at me.
Kindful. Yes, she is right. Some people are just soooo kindful. You know...thoughtful+kind, or beautiful+kind, or maybe just plain full of kindness. Kindful. It's my new favorite word.
I think the world needs more kindful people. I want to be one of them. Don't you?