Do you remember KISS? Not the band, the idea: Keep It Simple, Straightforward.
Our lives are so busy, so flooded with information, and for those not in the president’s world, so disheartening.
So stop a minute. Take a deep breath.
Look at who is around you, and listen. Really look at them– who they are and think how what you say and do has a ripple effect on them.
Now, make their day.
Kindly look around.
Invest in the people:
Say something kind,
Support their day.
Imagine if we did that whenever the world seems crowded and crashing?
Imagine if we started our classrooms in a circle of kindnesses shared, a talking circle reflection of kindnesses remembered and acknowledged from the previous day. Just a few minutes, but so powerful to calm the classroom climate.
I used to start each day with a talking circle, passing around a friendship rock so each person could pass or present a gratitude from the day before or a hope for this day. It was an honor to the culture in the community, and a positive way to start the day.
Today’s doodle of simple shapes and shading was inspired by Pam Markell, who’s tweeted doodle yesterday of an “icon she wished for“felt like a much needed one:
Thank you Pam, for the calm, the quiet suggestion.
I wish to everyone, a quiet time to settle your self, your life.
Part of Slice of Life 2017 by The Two Writing Teachers
Part of DoodleaDay by Royan Lee— today: Simple Shapes/Shading
Beatles: All You Need Is Love