Thursday, April 13, 2017
Beauty in the World
Last Friday evening, I went to a ballet recital for 2-7 year olds. As I snapped pictures of my little ballerina in the corridor, this quote was on the wall above her.
I can honestly say that the words that someone painstakingly scribed onto the wall of that elementary school hallway wall have haunted me for days. Sometimes, we lose ourselves in the pace of the day to day, only see what is directly around us. That overscheduled calendar dictates our movements.
But that quote forced the Big Picture into focus.
When I moved to "the big city" as my grandma called it, I saw poverty. I saw children needing the basics - food, clothing, education, books read to them, a safe home. I worked in a low income preschool and after care program. I more than once bought diapers for a single parent or food for a family to take home for the weekend as I knew there was nothing in their cupboards.
I felt God's hand pushing me to embrace these children, to help them, to educate them, to read so so many books to them, to spark their love of learning.
I think teaching preschool has been among my greatest accomplishments.
Have a fun and playful day,