Art by Tammy Brinkley
Periwinkle Pass Studios
"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house.
Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next-door neighbor…
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
Be the living expression of God’s kindness;
kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile,
kindness in your warm greeting.”
This quote is widespread and I've seen it for years in various places. But last week I found it on one of my former students' facebook status. She was announcing that she was taking a break from facebook because she thought that is what she was being guided to do. I was so impressed! Mary is a freshman in college and she is listening to her "guides" as they are giving her suggestions to grow and flourish.
I have 500 or so former students, easily. I try to keep up with the majority of them because I love each and every one of them and I am interested in who they are now as well as who they are becoming. It is awesome to see what wonderful human beings they are! Many of them are still in high school, while a special group who I taught are now in college. And there are some who are raising their own families and have daughters who are in ballet! Yikes! That, my friends, makes me feel old. But mostly it makes me proud that the love and dedication they found in the dance studio was impressive enough that they are sharing it with their own little people!
I am so thankful for all those students in my life. There is no way to measure what they taught me!
Blessings to you all,