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The World is a Rainbow

October 20, 2012

I am going out on a limb tonight, and have made a quick decision to participate in this writing, challenge.I am not a skilled writer but I am learning to express myself with words. The Daily Post at WordPress is offering this challenge, A Splash of Color.  So, here I go. In the late 80’s I was a teacher’s aide that assisted with special needs children. I did that for eight years. I still remember their little faces like it was just yesterday. One of my most favorite part of the day while working with the younger children was morning circle. I would set the chairs up in a half-circle. As they filtered into the classroom they knew the routine of putting back-packs in their cubby and then to sit down on one of the chairs. Happy faces are what I saw and I learned many lessons from the children. I often saw determination and joy from accomplishing something that was difficult.  Music is a vital tool for so many reasons. I think all people of the universe love music. It brings harmony, healing and fun to our world and a means of expression. There is much about our world that is wrong and unfair and not desirable. This brings to me thoughts of a song we would sing, The World is a Rainbow. There were several renditions of this. I think the teacher did an excellent job of teaching them sign language. To me this sweet song reminds me of how important each of us are to the world and to each other. We are all meant to be a colorful contribution to the world. With that comes responsibility, to respect one another, to protect, to extend compassion and kindness. And above all to love one another and to treat with dignity and the list goes on. Some people may feel they are colorless due to discouragement, depression and personal struggle. They have not yet learned that they are a unique individual and meant to be an important contributor in the beautiful tapestry of life in this land of the living.

Children need role models. Healthy, minded individuals that will train, teach and inspire. With all us working together we can help each other become a little brighter no matter what color we are. We all have a right to dream, to wish and aspire to do great things.. At this time in my life you can color me Blue. I am on a blue frenzy right now. I love the calming effect that it has on me whether it be the sky or water. It speaks to my soul and says peace..

16 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2012 4:34 AM

    Very inspiring! Keep on your journey… Take care and thank you!


  2. October 21, 2012 7:00 AM

    A beautiful thoughtful post, I love the way you expressed yourself….I can only wish that more people follow your advice and let the colors of others shine through.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams


  3. October 21, 2012 7:17 AM

    Beautifully written and illustrated! And a noble cause indeed — to allow and encourage each person on the planet to realize their colorful potential in the schema of life. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely thoughts and images.


    • October 21, 2012 7:21 PM

      Thank you Natalie! I appreciate your enthusiastic comments and support… (:


  4. October 24, 2012 4:58 PM

    A very, charming story…with a poignant message…especially in the current, political environment. Thank you! 🙂


  5. October 24, 2012 11:47 PM

    Dear Roberta! I loved this piece of writing! And more importantly the message contained within it. How very wonderful to view the world as a beautiful sea of colours. Each of us bring a unique contribution and service to the world. “With that comes responsibility, to respect one another, to protect, to extend compassion and kindness. And above all to love one another and to treat with dignity and the list goes on.” I really couldn’t have said it better. Many hugs and a wonderful morning to you! Sharon


  6. October 25, 2012 4:25 PM

    Dear Sharon, I really appreciate your comment and thoughts. Having been a very quiet person for many years of my life I have discovered that I have a voice and maybe it is not loud but I am learning to express myself with writing. I have room to grow that is for sure but I learn from others..Your writing is so wonderful and inspiring… Thank you!


  7. October 25, 2012 10:21 PM

    What a wobderful post. Keep on continuing.


  8. October 29, 2012 4:51 PM

    And so new questions emerged. How could teachers change what children saw and thought about when a book was being read? And how much difference would that make? If disadvantaged children who often have reading troubles were made to think more about print at a very young age, would they become better readers later on?


    • October 30, 2012 8:23 PM

      I believe learning should be fun..We spend many years in school so important to have dedicated teachers that enjoy what they are doing and have a heart for teaching. There are many wonderful teachers and they are the ones that will inspire children. I think exposing children to books is important and get them enthused about reading. Children that have parents read to them at home is setting them up to be successful in reading and doing well in school.


  9. October 30, 2012 7:35 AM

    Just fascinating, mind releiving, stres releiving, world’s best song for children.


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