During our 5 month "hiatus" I kept thinking about kindness and grace. These words pressed deep on my heart. They showed up in sermons. They showed up in conversations. The lack of these two things was like a flashing red sign, begging for attention.
So, I enter each day with a breath prayer of kindness and grace.
Kindness and grace toward myself.
Kindness and grace toward my students.
Kindness and grace toward my coworkers.
Kindness and grace toward administrators.
Kindness and grace toward the schedule.
Kindness and grace toward new curriculum.
Kindness and grace toward timelines that are out of my control.
Kindness and grace toward constant changes.
Kindness and grace toward differing opinions (covering MANY topics).
Kindness and grace toward home life of each student.
Kindness and grace toward wearing masks and sanitizing hands.
Kindness and grace toward teaching in new ways.
Our world feels so uncertain and is constantly changing. Things go better when handled with kindness and grace. Honestly, I hope that this sticks with me even when we move on.
I love this. Thank you for posting. What a great reminder! Love you!ReplyDelete
I love your list! Have you seen the book - The World Needs More Purple People? I think you will love it. https://teachersbooksreaders.com/2020/09/08/the-world-needs-more-purple-people/. Tammy www.teachersbooksreaders.comReplyDelete
You're baaaack! I'm so happy you wrote and shared today! You, my friend, are kindness and grace in human form!ReplyDelete
Thanks. I don't know how frequent I'll be, but I just felt the need to share this one.Delete
Everyone should keep these words as their mantra for life.ReplyDelete
I want to paint this phrase on my wall. Love this.ReplyDelete
You are the epitome of kindness and grace my friend. Love this.ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful kindness and grace mantra.ReplyDelete
Kindness and grace... just the words we needReplyDelete