She sat at the little table with the other kindergartners all staring at the paper in front of them. The big question was looming over all of their heads...
"When I grow up, I want to be..."
Most of the children were writing down things like...doctor, firefighter or policeman! But this little girl was special. Her biggest dream in life was to be like her cousin. She wanted to be a cheerleader. She had dreamt of it for most of her 5 years of life. What fun it would be to cheer on others has they played hard at their sport of choice.
How funny to think about this day some 25 years later. Talking with a friend about the choices that are staring me in the face. Not sure what direction to go and not sure what I want to be when I grow up. She had mentioned it would be so easy if we could just be what we wrote down when we were little and that made me laugh just a bit. I would be a cheerleader.
I thought it was a bit funny at first, but really isn't that what we all should be. Little cheerleaders for others in our lives. Cheering them on to run the race we call life. Encouraging them to be the best that they can be in everything that they do. So really that little 5 year old so confident that she wanted to be a cheerleader...maybe she had the right idea all along.