I am once again participating the the Five Minute Friday Party over at Kate Motaung. If you would like to join in, just use the prompt, write for five minutes and then post your link over at the party! It is fun, no pressure to be perfect (in fact it is discouraged) and will get your writing. Enjoy!
When I see the term send, I immediately think of mail. Sending packages, etc. But, in a bigger way, I would like to focus on it as what we put out into the world. What do we “send” out in to the world on a daily basis? As a person who works with people day in and day out in a classroom, I’ve realized that people are often unaware of what they are “sending” out to the world. It is easy to get caught up in our own stuff and not realize that we are actually sending out anything – instead, people think they are the only ones involved, all the while projecting that same stuff onto the world.
I’ve realized that there are people whose simple presence in a room makes me feel better. And there are people whose simple presence in the world makes me feel worse. I want to be the former, not the latter, for others. I have been talking to my Winter Session class about my view of humanity and how I strongly feel that people are inherently good. Yes, there are those who have problems and commit horrible crimes against others, etc. but on a day-to-day basis, the majority of people we come across are inherently good. But, sometimes their “stuff” they are carrying around sends out a message of being angry, or mean, or bitter, or rude, or irresponsible, etc. Sometimes I feel like I give my students too much leeway to make mistakes and recover, but I’ve thought about it and I think what I really need to do is give them leeway with lessons. So, I think its good to allow students to make mistakes and still recover (by doing assignments late and such), but with that they should be learning a lesson about what it takes to complete something and commit to something.
TIME – That is it. Not perfect. Not complete, but five minutes on a Friday! What about you?