I am going to list things that remind me of each of the words.
PEACE: The peace in my heart that I feel when I am home surrounded by my loved ones. I adore the peace that the Lord brings to my heart when I am in need of him and the many ways in which he brings me peace.
HOPE: I hold onto the hope that my students are learning and progressing when I see their assessment scores on a local test, when they have that "light bulb" moment, and when they begin to have meaningful conversations about a topic or skill.
LOVE: My sweet husband has always been a romantic man and recently he has been swooning me again. Almost everyday I receive and email or text stating reasons why he loves me. Yesterday he said he loves how patient and loving I am to our son when he has woken up for the 4th time in the middle of the night. He will also call or text me when our song is playing on the radio :)
KINDNESS: I am reminded of this everyday by friends, collegues, family, and strangers. Kindness is when my co-teacher buys me a soda because she knows I am stressed, when friends and family pass down clothes for your boys, when someone pays for your dinner, and when brothers share toys. Kindness is encouraging words when you are having a difficult day, a hug, a donation to your blog giveaway, and a listening ear.
Even though we have bad days and the news often reminds us how crazy this world can be we will always have PEACE, HOPE, LOVE, and KINDNESS to get us through the darkness.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
~Martin Luther King Jr.