“A lot of people love you, Greta,” I announced to my toddler granddaughter one sunny day at the park a few years back. Then I started counting. Before long, what with parents, grandparents, other relatives and teachers, I had reached the grand sum of 38!
I felt a little smug.
But throughout it all, Greta was pensive. Finally, she looked at me earnestly and said: “You forgot God.”
Make that 39!
--By Ron Cooper