Day 53: I am thankful for all the advice I have gotten from some really wise people through the years. One of the wisest people who has been a part of my life was my sweet mother-in-love. She was an elementary teacher, and she knew everything there was to know about having a successful classroom with productive students. Once we were discussing students giving teachers gifts. She told me it was important to accept the gift regardless of what it was. She said whatever they offered may be the only thing they had to give, and it gave them joy to share. She said if their little hands were dirty, and they offered something to eat to accept it with a big smile. Whatever you did with it later, you would have given the child a moment of joy and a will to share! My daddy always said giving to others provided a feeling of joy that could not be replaced. I totally agree! Giving of yourself is a beautiful thing.
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