Positivity: How These Iowa Student Fight Back
Leave it to children to teach us how to act.
I have often said my children are my greatest teachers. Sure, I have learned a lot on my own, but by far, when I see the innocent wisdom they possess and acknowledge them for it, there's an exchange of honor that takes place. I see their innate goodness, hope and love and often time, strive to be more like them in a world that doesn't always make it easy to do so. I tell them 'I want to be like you when I grow up.'
Sixth graders in Carlisle, Iowa (southeast of Des Moines) decided to take matters into their own hands due to all the political unrest they are experiencing and begin the Joyology Club.
According to KWQC.com,
The students are trying to spread joy to their classmates and come up with ways to reach out to those who might still feel uncomfortable.
Although they want everybody to stop and think about how they talk and act towards eachother, the group’s young leader admits it can be a challenge.
I once read a meme that said, "Everything you need to know in life, you learn in kindergarten." It went on to say, "Use your manners. Share with others. Treat others how you want to be treated, etc.." This is a perfect example of the love and kindness we want our kids to show but that we also need to model.
It's never too late to learn from our kids. After all, they are the future for us all.