Learning From Our Children

A few days ago I was leaving a store, when a woman with two little girls in a ride-along cart tried to take the loaded cart across a snow-covered lane in the parking lot to her car. The cart kept getting stuck on ridges of snow, so I tried to help by pulling while the mother pushed. The two little girls giggled with great joy every time the cart got stuck.

Then, a man came along and he helped also, and we made more progress, with the girls still giggling like they were on a joy ride in an amusement park. And I thought to myself, “They are enjoying this bumpy ride so much—it is amazing to me. Why can’t we adults learn to giggle at our troubles, when we struggle to get to our destinations?” We can learn joy from our children if we listen and watch.

More in this issue

Janis Irwin MLA

Neighbourhood Views

Around the Neighbourhood

Volunteer With Us!

We are always looking for new writers and photographers, as well as ideas for future stories. We also regularly need block carriers to help with the delivery and distribution of the paper. Email Paula with your submissions, feedback, ideas, and availability. We also ask that contributors read our Editorial Guidelines and that all volunteers read and agree to our Code of Conduct.

Next Issue . . .

Volume 40, Issue 6 will be published September 15. Articles and photos concerning community news, events, and opinions are welcome. We also accept submissions of poetry and cartoons. Deadline: August 22, 2019. Send submissions to: editor@bmcnews.org. Articles should be 400 words or less and accompanied by photographs (JPG, in high resolution) when possible.