Take a minute and think about who you would like to meet? What is it about this person that makes you want to meet them? Are they humble? Do they have an infectious positive attitude? Are they servant-oriented? Are they wise?
So as I sit down to blog, I am reflecting, am I the person I would like to meet? The answer: Probably not...some days probably most definitely not. Why can’t I be the person I would like to meet...why can’t I be the patient, loving, encouraging, wise, gracious and non-complaining person I would like to meet. Wow...that was a mouthful of adjectives.
Everyday I spend time discussing with students the importance of reflection and growing as a learning. Many days, I spend talking to students about what it is like to be a positive digital citizen. We discuss the importance of consciously thinking about what we post on social media. I always challenge them to make sure their words generate kindness. Does it really have to be only social media, though, why cannot it be in all aspects of our daily lives. Therefore, I am going to make and take my own challenge, for the next 23 days, that’s what I am going to do...generate kindness, foster positivity, spread encouragement, and cultivate patience. (Why 23? Well, it takes 21 days to break a habit and I just added two days just because I wanted to).
This is definitely going to be a challenge and will take take discipline. However, my word for the year is discipline, and I definitely want to grow in the above areas, especially cultivating patience and fostering positivity.
Maya Angelou once said,
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Take a minute, are you up for the 23-day “Be The Person You Want To Meet” challenge? Yes, it is a mouthful, however, what an encouraging mouthful it is!