I saw this on Facebook (damn you Facebook, for combining the useful and the useless,) and I cried my way through the presentation.
This is the kind of mother I want to be.
This is the kind of teacher I want to be.
This is the kind of person I want to be.
Sarah Kay scares me because I realize there is more I could be doing, and should be doing, in my world.
Sarah talks about making lists of things she knows to be true, and having her students do the same. When we identify what we believe, we discover that some people have the exact same beliefs on their lists, and some people have things we don't even know about on theirs. When we share what we know to be true, we learn more about others, and more about ourselves.
In honor of Sarah Kay, here are three things I know to be true.
1. Clara looks beautiful when she sleeps in her crib.
2. The place between believing and non-believing is lonely, no matter how many kindred spirits you find.
3. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill taught me that.
What are three things you know to be true?