Whew! We made it to Friday everyone! This year sure is flying even faster as its winding down. I am volunteering at the Elementary School today. It is something that I have done several times a year during the past five years. There is something very rewarding about seeing the hard work the teachers put in to make school a fun "colorblind" safe place.
It is specially heartwarming when it is at a school with little diversity and where most kids come from under poverty households. A resilient school that has been through a lot and continues to try to do the best by the kids even when its hard due to so many hurdles they sometimes have to jump through.
I am not going to get into the color of your skin soap box except to say that there is so much we can learn from children. Young children are colorblind.To them, you are just you. Not white, yellow, black, brown or purple you. You are a person period. Not a tall, short, skinny, ugly or pretty person. Christmas is about the fun, the Santa, the coloring, the gifts and excitement. Food? yes, they like food but its at the bottom of their list unless its candy haha. Sometimes I think we need to get better at being kinder not only to ourselves but to others.
As its the case every Friday, today is another weigh in for the Scale Accountability Club over at The Sunny Coconut. Go check Gwen out and see how we all did. Here's a little spoiler, I am doing a happy dance ;). So until tomorrow, I leave you with this: