Have you ever felt love?Felt real happiness.The kind that hits you after a long period of loneliness,isolation and darkness.The kind that engulfs you unexpectedly but yet remains so genuine.
I felt it today.Today has been six months into my new teaching job.I got this opportunity after taking a long break from work only running classes at home.Today was our school annual day and I put up two skits with the children being their speech and drama teacher.Just six months ago my only goal was to get through three months of work without quitting.When I saw the children perform on stage without any inhibitions in the most natural self, I felt such joy.Not only that they have been by me through all the practices giving me ideas,suggestions and practically handling the plays themselves without me giving any direction.The kindnesses the children have shown me throughout last month has touched my heart and helped stay motivated and driven.
I also had great teachers and support staff who helped me through it all and yes mommy dearest.
I will never stop saying and the point of this entire post is the children.No one has known true love if they haven’t been around children.They can be your only reason to live and you would not need anything or anyone more.They can be tough on you too but the smile they bring to your face makes it all worthwhile.
We enjoyed putting up the show and had a lot of fun rehearsing having our own inside jokes and codes.
The children know so much about coming together as a team than we do.They egg each other on,don’t mind if they have the smallest parts and bond through it all so beautifully.
I am truly blessed to get through today with a big smile on my face.I doubted myself so often but the children had confidence and the spirit of letting go a bit and still come across beautifully on stage.
We did two skits one which I bought online and it was about a bunch of bullies at Sam’s Cafe who get saved by Sam,his friends and customers from sinking into a river in scene two.
The second one was with the younger children and it taught us that it was okay to be different.
The rest of the show put up by the other teachers including dances from around the world and a lovely musical skit was splendid too.
Happiness can be felt I think we just always look for it in the wrong places.Find your passion,make a goal and work hard.It might take the long road to get there but you will find that pretty sunset at the end.
The children….please let them be a part of your life.They will be your stardust and they are the magic in my life.
To all my nice kids I’ll always be there!