Ann Ingalls

jump in

Patricia Polacco

Is there anything better than touching a real meteor, especially one that grants wishes? Several hundred children, librarians, teachers and I got to do that not long ago when Patricia Polacco spoke at Pembroke Hill Day School. I haven’t gotten my wish yet but it’s just a matter of time.

Patricia’s presentation was direct, warm, funny and practical.

She offered suggestions about how each of us might make a difference in another person’s life just by noticing if they are lonely or hurting. She said, “Start today. If you see someone who needs your attention, jump in.”

Having been one of those lonely people myself at times and having had someone “jump in,” I resolved then and there to do it for someone else, whenever or wherever.

You can do it too. Start today. Jump in.

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