For those of you who don't know, I live fairly close to Albright and I recently went home for dinner with my family. We sat around the dinner table and shared a few stories. My mom discussed the topic of the sermon she heard that morning. My 18 year old brother discussed college. I recall telling him that it goes by fast. Then came my 10 year old brother. Tiny, fourth grade Matt.. the baby of the family. Us adults had seemingly been so wrapped up in grown-up talk, we almost forgot he was around. So, I decided to ask the little one a question where he might be able to chime in.
"Hey Matt!" I exclaimed, "What have you been doing in science lately?" Knowing science is one of his favorite school subjects. He answered me with a surprisingly well-thought out answer for a kid his age.
"Um.. we're hatching chickens and there was this cool, light thing we put behind the egg everyday to watch it grow!" he exclaimed. He said it in that loud,excitable voice most kids talk in when they get really anxious about something.
The sad thing is.. his demeanor didnt catch my attention until I started looking for a light of inspiration to write a paper. Call me a bad older brother, but I can't stop thinking about that moment. His comment most definitely gave me motivation to finish the paper but it provided me with the spark I needed to ignite within myself. I've been given the motivation to achieve what I want to achieve. So I guess, I at least need to give him a little credit.. here's to my little brother. Thanks Matt.
Peace and Love.
Song of the day
OAR - "Gift"