Broken dreams sadness
We start out in our life with hopes and dreams. And, whether we receive love and tender care we either succeed or fail in life. But if sometimes takes the time and really shows that they care then potentially a life can be changed.
There are eight feature walls along the pathway at the back of my school. I have never noticed them before but since I've been writing slices of my life each day I take more notice of my surroundings. At a quick glance I thought they were beautiful then when I slowed down and stopped to study them in a bit more detail I noticed that they had lost their sheen and vibrancy they once had.
I wondered to myself why hasn't anyone taken care of them. Sometimes there are students who have started out life with such promise and then somewhere along the journey in life they've lost their sheen. They've lost their hope. They've lost their dreams. I work with some children who compared with most children in my country have lost that spark of life that they once had. I'm reminded of slowing down in my day and not be in such a hurry. Take the time to observe my students. Yes, we have got a lot to do in our day but I have to take the time and look, listen and see.