Weighing in on Things


#SOL16 Day 16

No one knows the weight of another’s burden. ~ George Herbert

It’s been a busy day, and I am posting late.  I am tired and didn’t even know what day it was today.  Yet, I knew that at the end of my day I would come home to someone who loved me in my safe little world and lay my weary aching bones down in my comfy bed.  I am one lucky lady.

Then I started thinking about my students and the burdens that some of them carry with them whether it be family illness, their own illnesses, over bearing parents, or inattentive ones.  How many of their heads are resting easy on their pillows tonight?  How many are tossing and turning with worry?

I hope that every day I can keep those thoughts in my mind and remember to think about those burdens before I come down too heavy on one of my students.

2 thoughts on “Weighing in on Things

  1. What a compassionate question, as you lie in your comfort. Wow.
    I recall one year with my fifth graders I had an index card on their desk at homeroom. My request was to tell me anything that was hard for them — any difficulty in their life at the time.

    They told.

    I kept those cards for years to remind me.


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