Thursday, May 19, 2011
All That Is Good And Beautiful In Kids
When I was a little girl, I was a bundle of shyness. Apparently, I have shelved my shyness for now because I turn into Ronald McDonald (without the big shoes) when I visit Joseph's class. Jillian thinks it's funny how I announce to the class in a silly voice, "Anyone here have a bestselling book to publish?" Well, the kids all know me and my zaniness this year. (This must be my midlife crisis persona kicking in these days.) My Joseph's Irish heritage reveals itself as he blushes nice and pink as Mama gathers a bunch of eager little authors for our interview sessions.
It has been such a pleasure this year to see all the enthusiasm and creativity naturally blossoming out of all these life loving 2nd graders. Each time, Jillian and I work with the kids is a gift in many ways. We leave the school with the biggest smiles and such hope for this world. Kids are wonderful, and I look forward to seeing all the positivity and greatness coming out of this upcoming generation.
Too many people see the negative behavior in kids today. I choose to be optimistic and trusting about these kids' future. The spark of life, love, joy, creativity, and fellowship never leaves a child, even when they hit those tough teen years. As adults, we just have to remember to encourage "this little light of mine - I'm gonna let it shine."