The other night during dinner my daughter kept asking to go out for ice cream afterwards. She is a huge fan of mint chocolate chip ice cream and I forgot to buy some the last time I went food shopping.
We parked the car about half a block away and decided to walk along the pretty tree-lined street which were adorned with mini lights.
As we started to walk the kids asked me what kind of ice cream I was going to get, and I said in a not so nice tone that I wasn’t getting any because I wanted to hurry up and get back home.
The kids became quiet, looked down at the ground and started to walk ahead of me.
Right before they got to the ice cream parlor they stopped and appeared to be reading the sidewalk.
I thought to myself, what are they doing now, since I had already explained to them that I wanted this to be a quick ice cream trip.
I caught up to my kids fully prepared to chastise them for taking their good old-time, and then they pointed at the sidewalk.
What I saw almost brought me to tears because it made me realize how silly I was for not appreciating a simple moment like enjoying ice cream with my family and instead I was wishing I didn’t have to participate.
How You Can Inspire People Simply Along A Sidewalk
It was such a simple yet beautifully inspiring thing.
We took our time reading each one, taking some photos and picking out our favorite inspirational quotes.
After this sweet moment, which provided me with some unexpected and much-needed motivation and inspiration, my family and I enjoyed our ice cream outside of the ice cream parlor slowly, along with a big side of laughs.
My kids even said that they now want to carry around chalk so that they can leave random inspirational sidewalk messages for others.