Summertime has started and for the most part, school has ended for this past year. In many ways it has been a challenging year for many families and students alike. Hopefully, everyone learned something new, even if it was just how to learn in many new and different environments. In reality, most of life is like that because we all learn and grow throughout life in many different ways and through many different experiences.
A while back, I was in a school presenting a seminar. At one point, I was in one of the classrooms having a conversation with one of the elementary school teachers. I was complimenting her on the nice classroom environment she had created for her students by posting colorful pictures and interesting information all over the walls in the room.
I noticed a plaque located close to her desk on the wall. She had positioned it so that she could easily see it every day. I walked over closer to read the information on it. As I read the plaque, my heart was strangely warmed. I realized that the information on that plaque was not only useful for a teacher to remember about her students, it was also important for all of us to use for our own children and family members as well. I thought you would enjoy reading what I saw on that teacher’s wall that day.
- Help me be grateful for the students who like to learn, and feel challenged by those who do not.
- Help me be thankful for the students I like, and understand those I am learning to love.
- Help me to be motivated by the students who learn to think, and be committed to those afraid to try.
- Help me be inspired by the students who choose right over wrong, and be patient with those who lack the courage to do so.
- Help me be gentle with the students who make mistakes, and learn to forgive a difficult child.
- Help me be wise with the students building character, and be unwavering with those without conscience.
- Help me be committed to the students who are responsible, and be persistent with those who value nothing.
- Help me be calm in the midst of violence, and model self-control in the midst of anger.
- Help me be faithful in the days of discouragement, and be dedicated to make one child smile.
– by Marsha Elyn Wright
See what I mean? That is what I call real, insightful information! Personal growth and development do not happen automatically. You have to learn new information and gain new insights if you want to give yourself wisdom to become a better person.
Why not try putting a few of these helpful ideas into practice today in your interactions with other people, family members or business associates? Notice the difference it makes in the life of another person, and also notice the difference it makes in your own life as well. You will be glad you did!
Tip: Prepare yourself to bless others!
Have a great week! God bless you!
Dr. Robert A. Rohm