Mr. Rogers used to say, “There is only one you.” If we are all unique, then how can we possibly compare ourselves with other people? This is like comparing apples with pineapples. On the other hand, if we accept that we are different, then I think the question could change to: How can I become the best me? What do I need to do to become better at what I want to do or want to accomplish? And we would set our goals to express our unique gifts, rather than trying to do what someone else is doing.
Michelangelo said, “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” I think that people succeed at something because they love doing it and consequently they spend a lot of time doing it. So spend time doing what you love and in the process, a way to use what you love to help the world will arise. When it does, take action.
The ICWIB activities are a great way to open up your heart and gain a deeper sense of what you really love and have to share with the world.
With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos.
I also encourage you to explore the ICWIB program because it has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help even young children reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, resolve internal conflict, and learn to self-regulate and place their mind in a learning ready state.
Since it has been so useful to children, I think the ICWIB program should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use it in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.
Would you like to hear more about how we are working to make this a reality?
If you would like to read previous posts, you can find them under resources.