A child’s trust

I was going on a walk a couple of days back, had my headphones on and didn’t pay a lot of attention to the surroundings. Suddenly, a hand, a little one, held mine tightly. When I looked to see who it was, there he was, a spiffy, little boy of 5 (who has all the adults wrapped, literally around his lil finger). He then said, “Lasmi aunty 🙂 Everyone is riding their scooter faster than me so can i just hold your hand and be on my scooter while you walk?

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his favorite pose 🙂
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His favorite mode of transportation – train

He is a shy kid and opens up only to people he feels comfortable with. It felt amazing that he considered me trustworthy enough to walk with him during his playtime. I cannot even begin to describe that feeling when you realize that someone so small can have such an impact on you.

Adults talk of trust as though it is a given but only when you see it through the eyes of a child, you realize that it is as simple and as difficult and has to be earned. But once earned, the world is just as it ought to be 🙂

To get a child’s trust – you may know or not – is a very hard thing to do. They’re so used to not believing adults – because adults tell tales and lies all the time ~ Maurice Sendak

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2 comments

  1. lovely post Lux. as much as Yuv refuses to hug and kiss when asked, he really values and loves you. thanks for being there for all of us. it means a lot.

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