We started with a story. I don't share everything I see on the internet with Eliana, but this one was a must. After we read the story together about a little boy named Gerald, we wrote a blog post. She dictates, I type. I only correct for grammar and punctuation when necessary.
We wrote the blog post because the story we read inspired her to take action. A little boy named Gerald had no one show up to his birthday party. When mom reached out to the parents, the reply was that Gerald, who has had multiple brain surgeries, is too different from their kids to let them play together.
So, grandma stepped in with a Facebook post and this little boy is being sent cards from all over the world. Eliana specifically requested that her favorite authors to send Gerald signed copies of their books, which makes sense, being as this child is a devoted bookworm. One author, Mark Eldric, author of Imaginary Boy, has already stepped up and will be sending Gerald a copy of his brilliant book.
My little girl will be making a card for Gerald. I think I will, too! And I am so happy to know that the world has so much good in it still.
Please, take a moment to click on my daughter's blog post and share this story. Create a card, if you can. Let's take a page from my friend Galit Breen's book and use the internet to spread kindness and good. Eliana truly believes that one person can make a difference. Let's remind her that she's right.