by keb

Children always amaze me by their honesty. Sometimes abrupt, yes, but refreshing.

My wife and children were at the store yesterday when a classmate of Jared’s from last school year came running up to him and said, “I haven’t seen you in SO long that I forgot your name! My name is Aiden, what is yours?”

Was Jared offended? No. He was glad to see his friend and get reacquainted.

Aiden gave an honest assessment, and Jared recognized it. Jared didn’t go home offended that his name had been forgotten. They gave each other a gift of easy friendship without worrying about embarrassment or offense.

We would be wise to do likewise.