Something I Feel Strongly About

I had a conversation with my six year old niece back in November. She asked me what my tattoo said since she couldn't read cursive yet and when I told her "love," she asked me why.

"Because I believe that love is the most important thing in the world," I answered.

"Oh," she replied thoughtfully, and after a short pause said, "I don't agree."

"That's ok," I told her, "you have the right to disagree. What do you think the most important thing in the world is?"

"Friendship." She replied.

"That's a great answer," I said. "Friendship is definitely very important. How do you express your friendship?"

"By being nice, playing together, sharing, and putting my arm around them if they are sad or crying," she said.

"Those are all great ways to show your friends you love them," I said.

After a long and thoughtful pause my niece broke out in a great big smile and exclaimed, "You're right, love IS the most important thing!"

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