I'm not sure who goes here and when, but I thought that I'd make a quick note that the 2020-21 Covid School year has been successful... so far SOOO GOOD!
We have spent more time to our usual A LOT of time outdoors with bonfires, hikes, snacks outdoors, sledding. We also received an air purifer via a grant written by a family in the preschool. It allows a bit more confidence to be inside, I will say, "knock on wood", that we have all stayed healthy and strong during this COVID time here in Vermont.
With that said, I want to say that I am preparing the forms and brochures for 2021-22 Summer and Fall registration &sign up for Summer Camps and the next Preschool Year.
IT'S HAPPENING here AT MISS Terri's Morning Garden!
Be well, Stay Safe.
Kids were hot, tired but, generally happy and willing.
Terri Severance and C. Jane Taylor present
VISION BOARDING & RESUME BUILDING WORKSHOP
January 12, 2019 | 1-4 pm
Harness your creativity to illuminate your career path.
Join us for an empowering workshop that will translate your ideas, thoughts, and dreams into action. Make a collage that represents your dreams, then develop a resumé that will help you bring those dreams to work.
Vision Boarding is dreaming out loud on paper. Cultivate clarity on your life goals. With Terri as your guide, you’ll cut, tear, and glue powerful images into a vivid collage that will help you manifest the life you dream of.
Resume Building takes your vision into action. With Jane as your guide, you’ll learn to confidently present your life experience and transferable skills in a resume that will help you manifest the work you dream of.
You will walk away energized with an inspiring collage that reminds you of the joy and possibility your soul wants to bring into your life. And a resume outline that will help you do it!
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung
The poem Children by Kahlil Gibran keeps popping into my head.
Right off in his first line, Kahlil Gibran is strong and to the point:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but, not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
I can hear some parents saying… “what? Of course my children are mine.”
If we imagine or remember ourselves as children in our parents’ home… we can understand this much better. As children, if a parent acted as if they owned us or knew better than us with our little (but big) ideas; what did we feel? I know I would have felt unseen, unimportant; almost like “why try to be me if you're going to override my thinking and my thoughts”.
Our children have come through us and they come with their own ideas, their own quirks, likes and dislikes. It is their path to walk alongside of us. We are the means by which they got here, but they came with their own design. There is a force, a destiny by which they were called to come through us; “Life’s longing for itself”.
That little one chose to come through you, so that you could model your gifts, and they could choose to take what resonates and leave what does not. We need to be the “parents” but also be ourselves, being worthy of imitation; allowing them to choose the good.
“You may give your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot
visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek
not to make them like you.
For life goes not backwards nor tarries with yesterday.
We are here to care for them, to love them, to offer what we can. They are not here to have to think like us or to be like us. I am so glad of this …. For the world is changing so fast; just the technology alone is one obvious example. We will need them to have their own unique and original thoughts and beliefs in order to navigate this ever changing world.
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you
With His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.”
We are not here to determine their potential. We are here to help them uncover who they are and who they want to be. It is the selflessness of parenting that brings us to another level of being human. It is in this “bending” allowing, guiding the arrow of our children and shooting them forth into world – that is our responsibility as parents. Let this selfless bending come from a place of joy, honor, gratitude and pure love.
I imagine you saying, “How can I not?”