“There is a little secret something so amazing, so miraculous and so wonderful that we should share it with everyone we know once we learn it. The secret is that there is nothing that others can do to really hurt us from the outside when we do not allow our own thoughts to hurt us on the inside. Once we take care of what is going on inside of our minds and our hearts and our souls, anything that tries to come at us from the outside simply can have no influence on our life.”
I’ve reached the end of the week , which has been to say the least eventful…today is the end of my first teaching unit in a series of three. Teaching a wonderful group of students, who have learnt to enjoy creative lessons of art and knowledge and its proven to me, the enrichment of ones life with children.
However, this week has also proven to me, just how positive a gentle voice, a listening voice, and the fine line of ones patience from anger can influence a moment. My class this week was interrupted by an adult parent, who obviously had had a ‘bad day’. His presence in my classroom for no more than five minutes, was like a cyclonic word – wind. My patience and silence of emotions on the outside, were so different of how I was feeling inside. My protective screen was up, to protect the children of any more disruptive emotions, I let the parent adult leave without a word from me. There was no use fighting flames with fire. I finished the class, shaking, so emotional that my body trembled and wept from my inner emotions of witnessing a case of adult ‘bullying’.
After class,and every day since then, I went over in my mind again and again, what if…but what if…and he could have…..but those things didn’t happen. I was in control, just as I am at the end of the week, still in control… to face my class again today, with still a gentle smile and voice of encouragement. My decision was correct, my decision changed the outcome.
Has there been a decision you made or failed to make only this week, that powerfully influences your life today? A what if moment…?
I’ve had some wonderful news to finish off the week also, that ‘Sweet Blessings’ my strawberry vanilla buttercake that I submitted to DessertStalking was accepted. DessertStalking is the food photo submission site for all things sweet – featuring great photos of desserts from blogs around the world.
Have a wonderful day, friends