Sam has a magnetic personality. He has such an expressive little face, such big dancing eyes, and his mannerisms are unique and irresistibly charming. He’s easy to adore. Well, except when he’s being a little beast, which he’s also pretty good at.
But yesterday he had a darling interaction with his teacher.
As the kindergarten class was lining up to go to P.E., Sam told his teacher, “I need to tell you something.”
She stooped down to eye level, which of course requires less stooping than with most, and asked, “What is it, Sam?”
“Oh,” he said, “I think I love you.”
And since it is the case that his teacher is also irresistibly charming and adorable, she told him, “Oh, Sam, I think I love you too.”
I am so grateful for this school, for this teacher, for this child! But the story doesn’t just depict a priceless treasure of a five-year-old moment, it points to one of the ways we can spur one another on toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24).
I love you. I love you. I love you. It’s a potent little statement with the power to change someone’s day, someone’s whole outlook, someone’s whole life.
Who needs to hear that you love them today?