Kids are great! Today at school one of my students came up to me and was tapping me on the shoulder over and over AND OVER again until I finally said, "Yes, Star". Here's how the conversation went:
Star*: "Mrs. F, do you know how skinny you are?".
Me: "Thank you. That is very nice".
Star: "Do YOU KNOW how skinny you are?".
Me: "Thank you".
He persisted..."Mrs. F- DO YOU KNOW how SKINNY you are".
I realized that he was not going to give up.
Me: "Yes, Star, I know how skinny I am"
Star walks away....
Ever since my chat with Star I've been looking in the mirror and I have to say that I am starting to look good! Now, if only I can always look at myself through Star's eyes. He doesn't see the excess skin, the pouchy stomach, the achy muscles. He sees a healthy, lean body. May I spend my time looking at all that I've done instead of what still needs to be accomplished!