The Art of Life
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Unique

~~My youngest daughter, Savannah, is in Kindergarten.
I love Kindergarteners!
Just last week I visited her classroom for the Fall Party. There's something about being in an Elementary school that makes you want to be a kid again. The walls are decorated with colorful art and craft projects. Construction paper bats, pumpkins and leaves made the room a cheery, happy place.
If I had another life to live I really think I would enjoy being a Kindergarten teacher.
~~The thing I love most about the 5-6 year old age, however, is their innocent self-confidence. They just sparkle with it. Kindergarteners know exactly who they are and what they like. All you have to do is take a look at their outfits. As every Mother of a 5 year old knows, there comes a point when you have to give up the dress debate.
**So you want to wear your cowboy boots with your shorts? Okay
**So you really, really want to wear the purple sweater with the green tights? All right
**So you absolutely have to wear your sparkle shoes every single day? As long as it gets us to school on time. 
~~As I was looking around Savannah's classroom at all her cute little friends I could see this sparkly self assurance and it made me happy.
Oh to be more childlike!
At what age do we start listening to all the voices that say;
"You know, purple doesn't really go with green."
"You should wear this to fit in."
"Stop being unique."
 ~~This morning as I was sitting at work I started thinking about the idea of being unique and I couldn't help but think of those Kindergateners.
I grabbed a piece of paper and a pencil and sketched out an imaginary little girl. It was fun to simply play with pencil and paper and see what came out.
~~For even more fun I scanned her into the computer, printed her out and had my Girls color her when they came home from school. I loved seeing the ideas they had for her.

~~My heart is challenged to be more childlike and to celebrate my own uniqueness. 
How about you?

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2 comments:

Visions & Verses said...

“Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.
~Mark 10:14-16
This verse has been on my heart for awhile now, for just the same reason...little kids seem to understand something about life that we forget as we grow up!

Rai and Shannon said...

I LOVE that Savannah added flowers, a pretty sun, and a cloud! : )