Have you ever been around four year old children? Have you ever had the privilege of teaching them?
There is something magical and glorious about that age. They are like little sponges soaking up everything around them. They believe in justice – in fairness. And they believe in mercy.
At this age, they are truly discovering who their are. It is a time where a human being truly relates to one another. Given the right teacher, these little sponges become great cheerleaders. Yes! Cheerleaders. They start realizing that they are not all just a like – but unique. Unique in their gifting.
It is definitely a great year of discovery!
Expectations. As adults, we have expectations of children knowing how to be well behaved – well mannered. If a child is acting up, we expect a parent to get that child under control. Get them under control or get them out of the room!
I learned a lot from teaching four year old children. A time forever treasured in my heart.
Today, we could learn a lot from a 4-year old.
I am thinking it might be beneficial for our leaders to take a refresher course of a 4-year old student. They would learn a lot about how to treat one another. They would learn how to say, “I am sorry,” amongst a lot of other cheerleading sayings.
Years ago, I spent time with my grandchildren sitting out under a tree – doing nothing but enjoying one another. I can still hear those treasured words so long ago, “Grandma, can we do this again?”
Yep! The simple things in life are true treasures!