Ahhh, back to school time.
Remember being in kindergarten? My biggest memory of that grade is being happy and whistling while I played in the large sunny room.
“There is no whistling in school, Jean Anne,” the teacher scolded. But I was happy…..
I hold good memories in my heart of my own kids first day of school entering kindergarten. New backpack, shiny shoes and smiles from ear to ear. I never had a shy child who wouldn’t let go or one who cried. Perhaps since their dad was the principal and never far away helped to make this new experience seem less scary. (They cried later when they were older though and in trouble. You can’t get away with anything when Daddy is the boss, but that is another topic for a future post. LOL)
Kindergarten – the word comes from Germany and means kinder – the plural for kind or child and the word for garden.
In a child’s garden – what a delightful name for this early step away from home and into the terrifying, unknown world.
I think all of us need to go back to kindergarten.
A place to grow kinder…..
As I listen to the news this week and hear from the fears and concerns from my friends, I know the world needs so much more kindness.
Back to school time. Join me in the kinder-garden and let’s be kinder this week.
Jean Wise says
I love seeing and meeting new readers this week. Thank you for coming over to read my posts and I will visit your blogs too.
Appreciate you taking the time to visit
INSIDE THE SHRINK says
I love the way you moved from the traditional definition of kindergarden to the kinder-garden where we treat each other with love and dignity. Thanks for a great post. Feel free to visit me and God bless, Dr. Bobbi
What a wonderful post found you on a facebook meme…Love your blog!!!
Jean Wise says
I think the world needs us all to be kinder. something to work on and a simple effort that can make such a difference for others
Rebecca Ramsey says
A place to grow kinder. I love that. I want to spend my days in a place like that!
I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God’s blessings. Lloyd
Awww, I love this! I’ll be right over.
Me, too! Me, too! I’m coming to play in your kinder-garden*
I’ve enjoyed looking over your blog. I came across it through another blog I follow. I am now a follower of yours as well. Feel free to look over my blog and perhaps become a follower of it if you wish.
Steve Finnell says
you are invited to follow my blog
Oh, I want to come to your kinder garden! 🙂