He fearlessly threw his tiny body down the slide.
He fearlessly threw his tiny body down the slide.

Nolan threw his belly on the seat of the toy train at the mall and then pulled his legs up. I could have lifted him into the seat, but I didn’t. I stood by and watched what he’d do.

Finally he wiggled until he was sitting upright. He looked over at me and flashed a big smile that said, “Do you see me, Aunt Candace? I’m sitting in the cool train!”

Right that second, my 19-month-old nephew taught me something. He taught me that if there’s something I want, I have to be determined. I have to throw my whole self at it. No fear. Go all in.

And when I succeed, I need to beam with pride.

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