Jenna Bush Hager Learns Lesson From Child At Church

Jenna Bush Hager Learns Lesson From Child At Church

Today Show personality Jenna Bush Hager shares opens up about learning a sweet lesson from a child at church.


While sitting down with Savannah Guthrie for the fourth hour of The Today Show, an interesting study from The Wall Street Journal was brought up. As we grow older, adults are finding it harder and harder to make friends. But there is another interesting fact found in the study.

Jenna explained, “So experts have found that people’s moods improve after having conversation with a total stranger.” She was reminded of this simple principal during a recent church service. One of her daughters was having a difficult time being alone for Sunday school.

That’s when another child in the classroom came up to Jenna’s little girl and introduced herself. The two new friends hugged and Jenna’s daughter was immediately cheerful and ready to be on her own.

“These little things that are so easy for kids become harder for adults,” Jenna said. Savannah and Jenna went on to say that many adults are so focused on their destination or have their heads in their phones. But when we take the time to look up, something truly amazing can happen.

“Everyday, if you can have a little bit of a surprise interaction with somebody. Smile at somebody, wave at somebody, tell somebody that they look beautiful. Whatever it is, let’s make people happy.” Sometimes, all it takes is a simple gesture from a child to remind us all what this world is really about.