Life really is an incredible teacher. It provides us daily lessons in a variety of subjects, with its curricula disguised in as many different circumstances as there are books in a bookcase. Tough lessons are intermixed with touching stories. Just when we think we have aced a particular subject, a pop quiz comes our way to test not only our knowledge, but our hearts, Even some of the wisest people I know didn’t get straight A’s. So it is, that we learn what we can, hopefully when we should. If not, it seems inevitable that we are given the homework to do over again. As we learn, we grow.
So what did you learn today? Here are some of the lessons I learned…
It matters how a person says something, not just what they say. It’s possible to be full when it comes to vegetables, but not full when it comes to a piece of cake. Some weeks we really need Saturday on a Wednesday. It may not matter what happened last week. Life is easier when we trust people. Recess can be the best part of the day. It’s a lot harder to laugh when you’re by yourself. A little kiss can make a big difference.
On the other hand, what did I teach today? This list didn’t come as easily, and isn’t nearly as long, but asking the question will make me even more aware of how I live tomorrow. Hopefully I taught…
Family comes first. Sometimes it is important to just keep going. It doesn’t take much to help someone else. Faith matters. Your best is good enough. No one likes to be left alone.
So, what about you? How did this day at school go for you? What did you learn and what did you teach? For me, answering those questions will help me appreciate the lessons that come my way, whether they come easily or are hard-fought. After all, sometimes we remember more from a class we worked hard in and received a "C" from than one that came without effort in which we received an "A." This weekend, may we listen carefully, participate fully, enjoy our recesses and learn what we can! Abundant Blessings!
Studying Alongside You,