Hero Card & Determination!
Friday is hurrying by already isn’t it. Thought I’d post another ‘reject’. i know it’s a US flag but maybe if you squint, it could pass for a union jack too!
The letters are die cut- I finally found a set that you could position your letters wherever you wanted them and so use the negative space. My other alphas dies I sold on and bought these Die-namics ones with the proceeds. Love them- they’re tall and thin ( like my personal wish list!).
Anyhow, I thought it would link up nicely with talking about a little mini hero at home who’s having some character forming episodes. He returned home from a school linked swimming lessons to say he’d not got into the same group as last year and couldn’t really work out why. He was really really upset as his friends were all in that group. We talked it through and he said he spoken to the teacher and explained that he used to be in that group and could he move up?
She replied ‘no you can’t and you’re going to have to work very hard if you think you’re going to get out of that group’.
Maybe that was a little harsh and somewhat discouraging.
I explained that maybe he’d not shown them exactly what they were looking for in skills and had he spoken rudely to the teacher?
He insisted he hadn’t and more than a few tears were shed.
We decided he’d have to go back the next week with a good attitude and show them just how good he could be and maybe just maybe eventually they’d move him back.
Now, the temptation was for me to circumnavigate the process. It would have been so easy to go into school and ask whether they’d seen the conversation and what had happened and why wasn’t he in the group.
I decided to leave be.
Picking your battles is hard sometimes.
The morning came of the next week- it was this Thursday. I promised to pray and waited.. albeit a little nervously.
That afternoon he returned- jubilant.
Had he been moved up?
A different teacher had watched him swim. She’d told him that if he worked like that again he may well get moved up.
The difference in teacher approaches and his response was so dramatic.
We chatted about how your attitude can make such a difference.
I explained that I could have gone into school and tried to get the problem fixed but he’d managed to work really hard and with Gods help, look how the situation was different.
He’s a little hero to me. But then I’m biased.
I’m so thankful I left well alone…for a change!!
Need to go and pick the littlies plus a friend up.
See you when I’ve survived the weekend xx