The Most Precious Possession 

IMG_5664-_20201007-215134_1 The Most Precious Possession

I had just finished a music performance at a preschool in Minneapolis. The children were playing on the playground while I was loading my car. Lucy who is barely three was standing by the chain link fence with her hand reaching out to me. As I walked over to her, she gently said, “Here, this is for you.” “You can take it home.”

What else could I say except “Thank You!” Doing my best to echo the sweet sincerity that the tiny white pebble from the playground was given.

The object had no intrinsic value, but the gift was priceless.
Kings cannot possess riches as precious as the generosity of Lucy’s pebble.

She said “This is for you” (and no one else)
“You can have it” (if you just claim it)

Lucy had the treasure my heart has longed for all my life.

She knew it was mine
And gave it to me, in purity and innocence.

Lucy did not give me a pebble she gave me Love.

Lucy’s Pebble
©5-13-07 Will Hale – Tadpole Parade

“Children are treasures of today, not seeds of the future.” Will Hale 1-1-09

“The sounds of children are as natural as the songs of birds.” Will Hale 3-12-07

“Kids are true alchemists, they can turn anything into love.” Will Hale 6-4-11

I write from observation, not imagination. Please subscribe to my SoulSpring blog and you can be the first to read highlights from my upcoming collection ONE LIGHT, MANY REFLECTIONS. Your comments are always welcome. Thank you! Will Hale

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