A random exchange between my seven-year-old daughter and I last night unexpectedly turned into something much more meaningful:
Her: What if we had three arms?
... That'd be so cool! Right Mom?
Me: Yeah, it would. You could probably get a lot more things done having an extra arm to help.
Her: I know, right?!
Me: Unfortunately there's a lot of mean people in this world who'd make fun of someone like that because it would be seen as different, but it's our differences that make us beautiful.
Her: Yeah, our differences do make us beautiful ...
A statement so simple, yet powerful too. I hope she'll always believe it to be true.