Monday, December 14, 2015
Hopes for Always
I'm slicing with the Two Writing Teachers community today. It's always good to read what everyone shares. Thank you Stacey, Tara, Anna, Betsy, Dana, Kathleen, Beth, and Deb
Whatever faith you follow, there are hundreds of quotes that fit this time of year. Charles Dickens' words most touch me in the winter, here at Christmas time, but his words are universal in their meaning. Yesterday was the anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. I continue to be alarmed that we are doing lockdowns with young children, and wonder what that does to them? Does it make them feel safe? Or does it make them more scared? I hope that we can all work together in the coming months to make change so that these tragedies stop.
If you don't know it, Patricia McLachlan and Steven Kellogg created a beautiful picture book in memorial to those who died that day. It is titled Snowflakes Fall. Kellogg lived in Sandy Hook and raised his children there.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
If this is your final week before winter break, I hope it's started well, and fills up with good things all week long, until you are on vacation!