Recently, we heard a story that inspired us. One of those stories that isn't about big things that get all the attention, but about the little things that should. Small simple actions that make a difference in how you experience the world, even if only for a moment.
This story was about a woman's father who used to make kites. He had a large family and lived in the city with very little green space nearby, except for a big undeveloped grassy lot where he would take his children to fly kites.
The kites were simple, made from newspaper and sticks and string, all things he had around the house. As his family was out playing, little by little other children and neighbors would come out to see what was going on. Every time someone new came, he would patiently pull out a sheet of paper and make another kite... until the field was full of homemade kites and happy children. Each one seeing the world just a little differently thanks to his generosity.
This weekend make a kite for someone else, go on a walk with your kids or just tell a funny story and change the world for a moment for the people in your life.
Simple Benjamin Franklin Kite instructions