December 17, 2012
The Resilience of Children
Perhaps the only blessing after Friday’s massacre in Connecticut is that kids bounce back better than adults.
I was feeling very sad on Friday afternoon. Moping my way through the playground at the end of the day, I was stopped by this little boy in his puffy coat, who offered me his bag of juice.
The students at the school where I was teaching were not told of the shooting during the day. But I’ve always said that kids and horses have a sixth sense for empathy. And this little boy helped me get through the day.
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I'm a cartoonist and elementary substitute teacher. Kids make me laugh and inspire me to be like them. MisterGkids.com
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December 17th, 2012 at 2:26 pm
Nice drawings. I used to teach.Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you come again soon.
December 17th, 2012 at 2:32 pm
December 17th, 2012 at 2:51 pm
Children, can be so vulnerable and yet have such great capacity for compassion. A touching story Mr G, hope the long drive home was better for it!
December 17th, 2012 at 3:30 pm
Thank you. You are correct, once again.
December 17th, 2012 at 3:46 pm
So many of my bad days have been brightened by kids and dogs.
December 17th, 2012 at 9:42 pm
Yes, dogs belong on that list with kids and horses too.
December 17th, 2012 at 10:12 pm
We can certain learn from them. They are pure joy, untouched by ego.
December 18th, 2012 at 12:17 am
You are right. It’s why teaching is so rewarding 🙂
December 18th, 2012 at 2:37 pm
Yes, and I experience it with my niece and nephew.
December 18th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
Kids are the best!
December 26th, 2012 at 7:49 pm
awesome. great post!
December 26th, 2012 at 7:51 pm
December 31st, 2012 at 3:46 am
Great story…That was such a rough day for all of us working in the schools. I wish someone had given me a juicebox 🙂
December 31st, 2012 at 6:01 am
It broke my heart. Thank you for responding with a thoughtful comment. And for the solidarity too as a school employee.
January 11th, 2013 at 12:48 am
Beautiful story. Kids can be amazing like that.
January 11th, 2013 at 2:05 am
I couldn’t live without them 🙂
January 11th, 2013 at 4:09 am
February 11th, 2013 at 12:03 am
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March 18th, 2013 at 11:35 am
That’s a really nice story – thanks for sharing it.
March 18th, 2013 at 5:41 pm
Thank you for reading it 🙂
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