You do something about it!
And in this case, Alexandra “Alex” Scott, literally made lemonade.
It’s been 10 years since Alex’s Lemonade Stand began. At the age of four, battling cancer herself, she ran her first lemonade stand and raised $2,000 for the hospital that was treating her. She wanted to give back and help others. And since then, lemonade stands all over the country have raised over $80 million for cancer research projects. This month celebrates 10 years since Alex’s Lemonade Stand started and though Alex has since passed, the foundation continues strong in her memory.
Though I’m highlighting this foundation and their fight against cancer, what I really want to celebrate is the action of one child. She was four! Did anyone else notice that?
Our children (jaja, I can actually say “our” now :)…I digress) are learning and developing every day. There is so much they can do. I’ve seen lists and guidelines outlining when a child can do certain tasks or should gain certain skills. I’ve heard parents say that their children are too young. But each child is different. Children pick up on what they are exposed to. If children can learn multiple languages at an early age, why not instill an atmosphere of giving and helping others at an early age?
What if instead of thinking about what our children are too young to do, we allow them to be challenged to do things? They too can make a difference…we just have to encourage and watch their creativity come forth.
Alex was four. Age was not a limitation.
Now that’s an incredible thought, in my opinion. It’s a great day for lemonade…