I noticed my youngest son raising his thin arm as high as he could. I had no idea what he planned to say. When the moderator called on him, the room became quiet. He said in a determined voice, “I’d like to recommend a tire swing. I’ve noticed at other parks that kids of all ages play on them. And plus they’re really fun.”
The day he met our mayor, my son walked her to the tire swing and retold this story. It made a big impression on him: He proposed a good idea and grown-ups listened.
Via Jeff Miller