It’s a brand new school year and my heart is completely full… I feel so incredibly blessed to be doing this work that I love, work that fills me up inside and makes me feel like the luckiest person alive. I definitely don’t take it for granted. I’ve written similar blog posts in the past, but every so often I feel the need to share from my heart so, again… I write of this privilege to serve the little ones who will be in charge of the world when I’m old and gray one day.
I’m grateful to know my life’s purpose…to teach, support, nurture and LOVE the absolute BEST out of kids. They’re all so precious…ALL children matter to the good of this planet. Each with their own unique personality and individual strengths and mighty purpose and special gifts to offer the world… and it’s OUR job to keep them safe and loved and to build them up and to protect their little spirits so that they can see for themselves how much they truly matter.
“I work with kids…” That’s what I say when people ask what I “do” for a living. But I DO so much more…yes, I help them… I teach them… I guide them and show them how amazing they are… and I’m damn good at what I do… but I GET kids, I understand how they think, I instinctively know who they are and exactly what they need but I couldn’t do what I do if I didn’t believe that THEY KNOW THIS TOO, even better than I do! Most often they only need an adult to believe in them, to reassure them that they are perfect just the way they are (and parents, you don’t count, lol. You know it too, but it’s not the same). Someone to advocate for them…
Each and every one of the children I work with, are brilliant, creative, full of BIG life and positive energy and happy to just BE HERE NOW… they definitely rub off on me; they keep me young and excited about living, and most importantly, they give me hope for the future.
As we begin this exciting new school year I ask that all of us be especially aware of how we interact with the precious energy of the children in our lives… it’s all to easy to shame, ridicule, blame and squash their little spirits. It doesn’t take much so please be aware and sensitive going forward, for THEIR sake.
As in the quote above: “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice…” Once the words are spoken they can’t be taken back… ever.
Blessings as we move into this new year and a mighty THANK YOU for the privilege of working with YOUR babies… just know that I truly LOVE each and every one of them. Love, love, love, love, love…
Thank you… <3