Tell Me About Something You Loved to Share as a Child

While walking with Leslie Jamison she mentioned a time during her childhood when she wished  to share an observation—“I think it’s really beautiful how rain looks when it’s falling on water”—with her peers, in hopes that they would would agree. It was the summer before seventh grade and, well, things didn’t go as planned once the school year started. But that memory she shared reminded me of all the times I attempted to share something as a child, in a desperate hope for connection. Leslie went on to say, “We share things with other people and want them to like them. That feels very natural,” and she’s absolutely right. It’s one of the things I love about Walk It Off, making room for other people to share things with me that they love. With that in mind, I wanted to ask all of you: What was something you loved to share as a child? It could be a toy, or a memory, or a fact. A place, an idea, or a pet. Anything, really. For example, I was quite fond of showing people that I could roll my tongue not once, not twice, but three times. So let’s share! Let us know what you loved to share with other people when you were a kid.