Life Lessons from a 3 Year Old
My friend’s (almost) 3 year old little girl asked me an interesting question the other day:
“Are you happy or rude?”
Hmmm… wasn’t prepared for that?
Did she say “happy or rude”?
I was prepared for “happy or sad”, or “if you’re happy and you know it”… typical 3 year old connections to the word happy, but… “happy or rude”? That’s a new one.
I think she’s on to something…
If I’m not happy, sad is not always the alternative emotion.
And when I’m not happy I often take it out on the people around me… which come to think of it, pretty much means RUDE.
A very appropriate definition from Webster’s defines Rude as: “offensive in manner or action”
So, I think I learned something from miss smarty pants 3 year old.
So how about you, are you “Happy” or “Rude” today?
What life lessons have you recently learned from the little people in your life?