I spent all day yesterday at the local High Schools pancake day and craft sale. This event is a major fund raiser for the schools sports programs. I team up with a fellow carver friend for these events. I had some stuff there to sell, but mostly I just sit and carve for the kids. What I mean is, I carve little things and give them to the kids (See photo). This activity is a source of much joy for the kids, but enormously more for me. Watching and listening to these first graders and a little older kids is amazing. Just looking into their eyes reveals so much of their trust. We as adults may forget from time to time just how much impact we have on young kids. Kids seem to be drawn to wood carving. They will stand and watch you carve for hours. And if you engage them in conversation, and listen to them you will hear and understand. I heard so much love revealed for their grand paws and uncles who carved or made things for them. Maybe some of use need to pay a wee bit more attention to our kids, grand kids, and great grand kids. We are very important to them.