November 5 2015:
Today I had the opportunity to share this with a young 4th grader:
When another chooses to be unkind with their words we can consider that a “gift.” It’s up to us whether we accept that gift or not. If we choose not to accept it, then the “gift” will remain with the giver. We can also choose to let that person be our teacher.
We can allow them to teach us the art of remaining at peace and not let their unkind words lower us to their current level of behavior. He says, “But, it’s so hard.” I told him that I understood. These young people teach me so much … xoxo