Today at work in the play ground I was ABSOLUTELY freezing.
I knew it was cold, so I had gone prepared.
Thermals…I mean long sleeve, and long legged thermals.
Two pairs of socks. Boots.
Hat, scarf, gloves.
You get the idea…I was well and truly dressed for a cold wintery day.
The play ground I am supervising this week
Is very exposed and the wind blows across the fields.
I was shivering after the first 15 minutes.
I tend to pace when I’m cold, so this is what I did, up and down my play ground.
A young girl…let’s call her *Annie
Started to skip along side of me.
I have noticed this child quite a lot, she plays quite happily on her own.
She is extremely friendly with everyone, but doesn’t seem to have any regular friends.
She has chatted with me a few times and I recognise this style of conversation and questions.
But I am not a professional, just an Aspie dinner lady, who struggled through school.
My friend joked with me the other day about having Aspie radar.
I guess I recognise those similar to myself.
*Annie was skipping along side of me twirling around and jumping and hopping and just looking so very pleased with life.
I suddenly realised that she had no coat on, I said,
“*Annie…I am freezing cold and I’ve got so many layers on.
Where is your coat? Aren’t you cold sweetie?”
This is what she said and I nearly cried.
“No Miss!! I’m skipping and dancing. I’m hopping and jumping. I’m smiling and spinning. My happiness is keeping me warm!”
Isn’t that just so beautiful, kids say some of the most inspiring things.
Of course, I’m her dinner lady…I sent her in for her coat.
Only after I had told her, that what she said had made my heart smile. 🙂
Love and hugs to you my friends. xx 🙂