I saw the absolute sweetest sight tonight at track practice. At the beginning of every practice, every athlete has to run 2 laps around the track. This one little boy, maybe 5 or 6 years old, was really struggling to finish his lap. In fact, he had stopped running and was just standing there holding his side. Two of the older boys, who were running their laps, slowed down when they got to the little boy. One of them put his hand on the little boy's shoulder and encouraged him to keep going.
I was so impressed with the character of those older boys. They could have kept going to get their laps done faster. They could have just ignored the little boy who was struggling. They could have thought they were too cool to help him. But they didn't.
It was a great reminder to me to not get so caught up in my own life, in my own issues, in my own schedule, and to keep my eyes open for those around me who need me to put my hand on their shoulder and encourage them.