At the closing ceremony, the director asked the Santa’s favorite teacher shirt. Many hands flew up. They mentioned the animals and the counselors. I know many of us are weary right now. Please give yourself breathing room this weekend and invite your beloveds to join you. The children all nodded solemnly in agreement knowing that loving and caring for that grotesque-looking kitten was the right thing to do. I looked around that room of animal-loving children and my heartfelt hope. These children had experienced first-hand the result of abuse and violence. They’d learned reasons for approaching the creatures softly and gently.
Santa’s favorite teacher shirt, hoodie, sweater and v-neck t-shirt
Best Santa’s favorite teacher shirt
They’d learned to read body language, which helped them know how to Santa’s favorite teacher shirt. They knew what to do when an animal cried. I felt certain that these animal lessons the children learned had far-reaching implications for the humans of the world. My children faced a similar situation with one of their friends and I was proud beyond words at their actions, but it’s not always that simple. I often wonder what might happen if more families committed to caring for, helping, or loving an unwanted animal in some capacity? What might be cultivated in that family, in that home, in that community, in the world? That is the best compliment I could ever receive. I love walking by your side.