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I just read this and wanted to share it with you.
There’s enough trash and crap to deal with every day, so I wanted to get in a few good vibes before the work week starts up again.
On a very hot, very humid day, a small classroom full of girls in a little settlement town asked their teacher to teach them to be happy.
Mrs. Palmer told them that she’d give them 3 rules and that they had to promise to follow them every day for a week.
” First, commit something good to memory every day. Three or four words will do, be it a bit of a poem, part of a song or a Bible verse. ”
” Do you understand “, she asked ? One girl spoke up, ” I know, you want us to learn something we’d be glad to remember if we went blind. ” ( Out of the mouths of babes… )
Mrs. Palmer was relieved. They understand.
She finished the three rules with, second, see something beautiful each day and third, do something helpful every day.
At the end of the week, when it was time for them to report back, she hoped she had not lost a single one of them.
Not one single failure was reported.
The closest call came for one little girl who, was kept inside for 24 straight hours because of a pouring rain. Finally, she was able to keep her vow by finding a sparrow taking a bath in a puddle and a gleam of sunlight on a baby’s hair.
If you and I, who have a heck of a lot easier time in life than those who came before us and lived on the prairies and in the wild west, can’t keep these same vows…well, we need to slow down and re-do our priorities. But THAT is another post on another day.