Newfound

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She lay in bed and let the day’s words wash over her.

A soft stream in the mayhem.

“You’re a tenacious child,” her teacher said, eyes smiling. “You’ve tried and tried and made this grade your own. Not everyone would have continued, but you did. I am so proud.”

Tenacious, she mouthed into the dark and tuned off shouts and thuds and cries. So proud, she curled into the glow of newfound understanding.

 

 

For Sammi‘s Weekend Writing Prompt: Tenacious in 73 words

 

10 thoughts on “Newfound

    • Thank you, Rochelle! We are each of us given the opportunity to gift children with potential, every time we are around them. Our behavior, demeanor, words, gestures … they can do good (or harm, but I won’t go there), and what we say and do can become a lifeline, even if we don’t know it at the time.
      Here’s to tenacious children and kind adults.
      Na’ama

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    • Thank you, Dora! Indeed, teachers, neighbors, aunts and uncles, coaches, family friends – we are each of us able to make a difference in a child’s life. Every interaction is an opportunity to do good in someone’s life, especially in a child’s life.

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    • Thank you! Yes, teachers and other adults in children’s lives have a sacred duty to help shepherd those children toward growth and hope and strength. Those who manage to do this, are doing good. 🙂

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