first day of school
for me. i am really excited. i haven’t seen them since november. we had a good rapport going last year. i can’t wait to see how they have grown. unfortunately, it was a little harder than i thought. the new kids started crying. all the routine had to be re-established. where is the rapport?
i reminded myself to give them space. it has been 1 month since i have been them. they had new teachers and they are adjusting too. i have to admit that i am a little disappointed as i reminded myself constantly to GIVE SPACE.
giving space to others
i love the concept of space. giving space is freedom. giving space is truly respecting that everyone is an individual. that they do not have to conform to your understanding or expectations of them. they can be who ever they want to be.
frankly, it is often easier said than done. being in class, i constantly reminded myself. especially to people who are not like-minded. it is very difficult to accept their what-we-refer-to-as nonsense. how do we give them space without strangling them?
giving space to yourself
“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”
― Bell Hooks
when we give ourselves space, we respect ourselves as individual. embracing our uniqueness gives us that grace to accept others. knowing who we truly are and not then can we truly accept others as unique individuals.
have a beautiful day. rejoice and celebrate for you are special.