If Today is Thursday…Get Out of the Box…


And…we are…we have an enrichment time at school on Thursdays…students can choose from a variety of things that interest them…such as Chess…Zomba…Hair Weaving…and…Creative Writing…

I’m fortunate enough to get to facilitate the Creative Writing session…

Now…there might be those who would question the appropriateness of the nurse…facilitating a class on anything…much less creative writing…and…for many schools…they would be right on…but…at our school…it just makes sense…I’m the one with the experience…I have a break in my schedule at that time…and…I wanted to do it…

And so…we got out of the box…

Bertha…says it reminds her of life…and how sometimes the most likely teachers…come in the most unlikely packages…

She reminds me…that everyone I come in contact with…from the homeless man holding a sign at an intersection…to the woman dripping in jewels and fur going to the social event of the year…knows something that I don’t…and…that they are willing to teach me…if…and only if…I am willing to step out of my box…my comfort zone…and listen to them with my heart…

Jane

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