March 23 Home Communicator – A few weeks ago, I read a book to the students called A Small Thing…But Big by Tony Johnston. While the book is about a little girl who takes small steps of courage to try a daunting task, I mentioned to the kids that so many of them do small things every day that might be a big deal for someone else.
In my mornings in the parent loop, I see lots of examples of little things that make a big difference. Kids hold the door open for someone with their arms full of stuff. Older siblings make sure their younger brothers and sisters know what they are supposed to do after school. And smiling faces greet me by name and ask how my day is going so far.
After sharing these small things that make a big difference with the staff and students, I asked them to keep an eye out for small acts of love and kindness at HCS, write them down, and clip them to the strings on the wall outside my office area. Slips of paper have been added each day and I love seeing all the small acts of kindness shared at our school.
Jesus shared the following words with his disciples on the night he was betrayed:
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
As we reflect on the incredible sacrifice of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, may we continue to find both big and small ways to show the love of Jesus to all those around us.
In His service,
Tricia Kiepert, Elementary Principal