It has been an unforgettable year thus far. Much like everything else in 2020, returning our kids to learning this fall will look much different than it has in years past. Whether you have decided to home-school your children or return them to their traditional classrooms it will be very different for them.
We have also seen so much change in humanity over the last few months. It is like the world’s worst mood swing. We went from “We are all in this together” to all-out violence in the streets. Every parent owes it to their children (and the world we all live in), to teach them kindness, empathy, and humanity. Every human being deserves to live a life worth living. Until all children are guided to that understanding, we will have the same social challenges moving forward.
So as our children are adapting to a new learning environment, we should adjust our teaching as parents as well. In addition, we have been taught some important lessons during this pandemic that some people have disregarded in this fog of hatred.
For the first time in recent history areas that have lived in smog ridden areas were able to breathe clean air. That means that the damage that has been done to this earth can be undone so long as everyone puts forth the effort to simply be kind.
So along these lines the August Thoughts to Inspire will focus on the changes we are facing in this world, and the changes we face in approaching educating our children. May we do so with understanding hearts and patience.
I hope these 12 quotes will help guide us to reinforce those qualities, and hopefully a year from now we will make positive progress within the world we live in.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. -Mark Twain.
It’s not about being better than someone else; it’s about being better than you were yesterday. -unknown.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand. -Albert Einstein
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Compassionate people are geniuses in the art of living. More necessary to the dignity, security, and joy of humanity than the discoveries of knowledge. -Albert Einstein.
Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested. -Proverb
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination. -Albert Einstein
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. -Albert Einstein
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. -Mahatma Gandhi
We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. -Charlie Chaplin
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. -John Quincy Adams
Here are some resources to help with planning this year!
I hope the August Thoughts to Inspire will inspire you to live your very best life! For more inspirational quotes click here.
I’m April, a wife and mother of two. Since the end of 2010 I have been battling autoimmune diseases: and facing those have left me with limited physical abilities, limited energy, and limited funds; so I created this blog to document my journey : to simplifying my life, hopefully finding tips and tricks and resources to help save me time, money, and energy. I am hoping not only to share my journey, but to inspire others with similar challenges. Personally I think everyone would welcome ways to save time, money, and energy, but to some it is imperative. The content you can expect to see includes life hacks, organizational and time management resources, tips and tricks to saving money, ideas and resources for making money doing simple tasks or passively, and simple inexpensive gift giving ideas. To those of you who may be concerned that this may just be one big pity party, I want to be clear. I have conditions that have altered my abilities, but this is about taking as much control over my life as I possibly can, and to make it a positive experience. I will not however, turn anyone away if they ask about my illnesses specifically. Perhaps they are newly diagnosed, and need some advice that I haven’t shared. I encourage those individuals to contact me any time. I want people to be able to positively bounce ideas off of one another to make it a blog that everyone can benefit from.