Friday, November 4, 2011
More November Thankfulness
Yesterday I was thankful for teaching moments. Garret's in kindergarten so he is new to school and friendships and following the crowd. He made a wrong choice (nothing to drastic). He talked to me about it and even though my internal response was disapointment and frustration, I was able to stop myself from spewing out whatever came to my mind. Instead I waited to talk to him until I had thought it through. We talked about it and it was productive. My ultimate goal is to help them grow up well, yelling would not have gotten me there. I know he is little and mistakes happen and I know he has a good heart, I talked to him in kindness and he responded. I pray I can keep my perspective as he grows and we face more challenges together. I hope he always feels like he can talk to me. I hope he always feels the love I have for him when we talk. I am thankful for the chance I had to guide him.