Yesterday was such a blessing to me. As I read through each blog post, I couldn't help but be proud of the young men and women I am blessed to call my students. Thank you for working so hard in my class. Whatever the challenge, you guys are always ready to tackle it. Oh, we may fuss and argue over things from time to time (all families do), but you eventually will roll up your sleeves, tackle the issues, and work hard. For that continued effort, I thank you!
So, I'm giving you another challenge. Yesterday, after reading your posts, I began to realize how encouraging you guys are to one another. Several teachers read your comments (as did all of your classmates). Wow! You guys touched lots of people with your honest comments. Today, I am asking for that same effort and honesty. Your mission? Encouraging others with a quote.
If you are like me, you like quotes. Words from the past show up everywhere. Chances are you have a calendar or book full of quotes just sitting on a shelf somewhere at home. Some quotes are timeless, while other quotes are timely. Wherever you are in life, quotes speak to you. For example, when I was your age, my grandmother would always say, "Pretty is as pretty does," to me. I would roll my eyes like we all do when we want to appear frustrated (but we actually feel very loved). Boy, were those words timely; I needed a reminder to be sweet on the inside before worrying about my outer appearance. Today, though, those words are timeless. I tell both of my children those very words - and have even seen them on plaques at local businesses. Who knew my sweet Grandmama Hazel was on to something all those years ago?
I wonder what quotes inspire you. Do you have family sayings or words of wisdom like my grandmother's, "Pretty is as pretty does," or do you have historical mantras that encourage you? Perhaps there are song lyrics or biblical quotes that motivate you. Please share and encourage one another today with the wonderful power of quotes. When you share, be sure to tell the "story" of your quote or why those words are so powerful to you.
I can't wait to hear from you!
Kimberly Barrett, NBCT, Bachelor of Arts of English, Murray State University, 1996, Master's Degree in English, MSU, 2004
Blessed to teach since 1996, I spend my days doing exactly what I've always wanted to do . . . TEACH. I'm married to the sweetest man alive, Tim, and we have two beautiful babies, Marlee Rose and Beau Wilson.