Letter: Hopping for happiness

Last week, my two kids (10 and 6) set up a hopscotch on the main street.

I am trying to teach my kids about kindness, that even getting somebody to smile can go a very long way to brighten that person’s day.

I recently saw a video clip of a hopscotch drawn on a city sidewalk and thought it would be fun to bring that joy to Vernon.

Last week, armed with hot chocolate, a bucket of chalk and a pen and paper, my two kids (10 and 6) set up a hopscotch on the main street. Many people (56 to be exact) chose to walk around it, but in many, I could see the nostalgic twinkle in their eye as they thought back of happy childhood memories.

There was a total of 20 people who hopped, and the age range was astonishing.

They were so happy to have that unexpected piece of joy laid in their path.

Thank you very much to the folks of Vernon who allowed my children to brighten their day.

Jessica Wright

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