Lead on Purpose

Lead on Purpose Laban Doyle

The other day, I was so proud of my daughter, Layla. Whenever we as parents encounter one of those “moments” and we  look at our children with wonder and pride, because of something great they have done; it just makes us proud. And  sometimes it leaves us humbled with humor wondering, “who and where did they learn that from.” So, the other day, as I dropped her off at school, I noticed that there’s a young girl who serves as one of the morning school safety patrol guards, and helps with the morning drop off parent processional. What I noticed was that this young girl made an effort every morning to get Layla’s attention. There is an obvious age and height difference between the two, but Layla graciously extends a sincere smile and hug to this young girl. I asked her the next morning after it became evident to me that this routine and exchange happens quite often, “Who is that young girl that greets you every morning?” “Meredith,” she replies.

“How do you know her?”

“She’s on the cheer squad for school with me.”

“I notice she looks for you every morning and you always greet her with a smile and a hug. Why is that?”

“Well, I’m her captain and she’s younger than me, so it’s important that she knows I’m here to support her!”

Read the full article here: Issue 30