Lately I marvel as my students rise to new levels in the midst of fears, of the realities of life in schools today. Peer pressure, negative comparisons and the overwhelming emotions to have to process related to tragic deaths, can be part of each precious child’s reality. How are they dealing with it? Rallying for each other creating kindness communities, seeing and caring for one another, that’s one of many ways I have witnessed. One seventh grader wrote ” Well we’re here to make a change and have this all erase. We are trying to make kids come to school with smiles on their face.”
How can we as adults be there for the children and one another? Our eyes , ears and hearts have experienced the same heart breaking events. Though I am a Speech/Language Pathologist, not a school teacher my identity is firmly in the power and love of God who is able to do all things, especially healing.
Here is my Teacher’s Rap
Today is the day! You give it your all, show up, smile and team play!
But no one really knows your back is against the wall.
Be it health, loved ones, finance or relationship, it can feel like a battle that can cause your life to rip.
“ I’m going down, but no wait!” Not with a frown but a nervous smile that I want all to see. Does anyone really care what’s going on inside of me?
WE DO!!! Build UP, Cheer UP , Speak UP, that’s the name of this life’s game, coming out of ourselves to improve someone else’s name. Your kind, your nice, I like the way you did that! Kindness goes a long way to encourage another’s step.
Let me explain a little further so you can see just how we rep!
It doesn’t cost a thing to cheer someone’s day, everyone , yes including you need a little help along the way.
Finally to thine own self be true, so many negative messages, they don’t belong to you!
You have been created fearfully and wonderfully, a miracle at least!
Rehearse the truth to yourself , it’s lifes’ biggest treasure.
Speak Up to and for yourself and receive and give love without measure!