Unless you are a regular reader of this blog, you may not know what Celebrations of Learning indicates. It represents the importance of celebrating along the way as one learns about life, skills, and the world.
Such events, whether positive or negative, become “blessings” which act to foster development of personal goals as well as affirmation on the part of yourself and those you love.
Even as punctuation in the written word clarifies meaning and allows for concepts to sink in, emotional punctuation allows a cleansing breath to enable more clarity in processing one’s daily life.
Emotional punctuation can involve music, hobbies, time with friends, or even just the moments here and there when one offers kindness and attention to oneself or others.
Such regular pausing in the rush of daily activities generates more understanding and even energy to go on to vibrant new steps in one’s attitudes and feelings about life and learning.
So how can we proceed?
Parents and grandparents may want to adjust their focus on what the children in their lives are doing and thinking. When kids know someone notices small accomplishments, the chances of further growth can show striking increases.
Spouses and friends might even take some moments each day to breath in gratefulness about life’s blessings as this can fuel the rest of the day. Being aware of the advantage of noticing and affirming both good and bad events in lives of friends and loved ones can sometimes turn the tide for the better.
The first step might be to stop, breath in what just happened, and then take another breath or two while processing it more slowly than usual. Between events and achieving goals, take time to inhale and celebrate the little things.
Every day there are some times when a little emotional punctuation would be just the thing!
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