Throw the Ball Back

I was skating to work the other day and saw a little girl stop to pick up a green thing. She was in my path so I slowed down partially so I wouldn’t wipe her out and partially to see what she found. As I got closer I realized that it was a tennis ball and that she was talking to a tall fence about ten feet high. The fence hid a couple of tennis courts and I heard a voice from the other side of the fence asking if she could throw that ball back. And she did. She was about five or six so it was a pretty impressive throw. I was more impressed that she knew to throw it back. It’s a relief to know that most kids are still being raised right. Throwing a ball back is an easy way to help out a stranger. It’s just what you’re supposed to do. If a stray Frisbee lands at your feet, you pick it up and sail it back. If a soccer ball rolls to you, you kick it back. Throw the ball back. Make someone else’s life easier.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young


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