Today’s Quote

Soul Gatherings

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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31 Responses to Today’s Quote

  1. beetleypete says:

    I do try my best to do just that. Sadly, it is not always welcomed by others as much as I had hoped. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. rnrreads says:

    In our modern age, smiles might be uncomfortable for some. SO many people live an isolated existence, thinking they are connected to their community but are really only looking at their devices. To smile at someone means to be vulnerable, to risk, to extend an invitation. Sure, those smiles might be met, at first, we resistance, but man, oh man, are the needed to remind all of us that we are HERE, we are PRESENT, we MATTER! Smiling at you all!

  3. petespringerauthor says:

    Great advice! It doesn’t require much effort to be friendly and welcoming.

  4. What a lovely thought!

  5. teacherturnedmommyblog says:

    this is so evident in the eyes of a child. if you smile at a child across the room they will light up with joy. we need to learn from this…

  6. reocochran says:

    Beautiful quote, Jennie! 🗺️ ☮️
    Hope you, your husband and family, as well as the Aqua Room, have the very best 2020! 🎉 💕

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you, Robin. So good to see you here on WP. I’m not as much on FB like you unless it’s photos or fun quotes. My writing is here. Interestingly, if I share a WP post on FB, it’s not really viewed. Always happy to see your posts and photos! 😍 All is well. Best to you and your wonderful family in the new year!

  7. L. Marie says:

    That quote is profound and true. We can lift each other up with just a smile!
    Happy New Year!

  8. Beautiful, Jennie! Must share… 🙂 xo

  9. Norah says:

    Wonderful quote, Jennie.
    I just popped in to wish you a happy new year. May 2020 be everything you wish it to be. I look forward to reading more of your wonderful posts next year.

  10. I am a huge fan of this man. Happy new year!

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