As someone who was an extremely shy kid, I was in awe of her spunk and confidence up on stage. As any three year old she was back and forth between singing and being distracted. Her biggest distraction was trying to get one of her friend's attention to point out his brother was there.
I loved trying to pick her voice out of the crowd. It was also fun watching her dance and even her funny distractions. I think the best part of all was her sheer excitement at being there. She was not ready to go when the program ended, even after another fifteen minutes of cookies and socializing.
It was fun watching my daughter. It was also fun to see all the different personalities all gathered together. Some of her friends sang while others were shy. There were a bunch of red Christmas dresses while others opted for other colors or styles of outfits. Every child was unique in their own ways and each one had something to bring to the show.
I'm grateful to get to watch my daughter's program. I'm grateful to prioritize her show and take the night off work. I'm grateful to beam with pride and love at her performance. I'm grateful for her spunky and confident nature. I'm grateful she has such a determined and precocious personality (yes, even though it makes my job a little more challenging some days). I'm grateful for all the teachers and their efforts, not only for this program but each and every day. I'm grateful for this night with family and friends.
What type of personality are you? What personalities do you tend to hang around? What combination of people make up your "tribe"?
May today remind us it takes all types to make the world operate. May we celebrate each and every one for their unique contributions. Have a beautiful day!