We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Words of Wisdom

I am standing in my classroom surrounded by....well, children who have been cooped up and are just a little crazy. 

I am standing, staring out the window.  I am thinking how amazing it looks outside.  The sky is a gorgeous shade of blue....the sun is boldly out and the light reflecting off of unused play equipment is mesmerizing....the trees are swaying in unison. 

A little boy slides in beside me....cuz this is what little boys who have been cooped up do...they can no longer walk anywhere, they must slide.....

3GB:  Mrs. Hays, it looks real pretty outside.
Me:  Yep.  It does.

Moment of silence....just a moment....cuz little boys who slide everywhere only have a moment of silence.....

3GB:  Just by looking, you would think it was a beautiful day outside.  Instead its a cold and nasty day. 
Me:  Yep. 
3GB:  That's why you don't judge things by how they look on the outside, right, Mrs. Hays?

Wise words.  Just sayin'. 


Kim said...

Out of the mouths of babes ...

Mary said...

Very, very wise!

Mrs. E said...

An A+ for sliding boy! (Sympathy to all elementary teachers who have been dealing with indoor recesses. I can't imagine!)

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17