In the middle of the discussion, Lakelyn started rattling off something we had not heard before. We asked her where she learned it. It turns out, her school has a Pledge of Learning they recite after the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag. I hope it serves as a constant reminder to all kidderz there, and maybe even beyond.
It goes something like this:
I shall use my hands for peace, not pain.
I shall use my heart for love, not hate.
I shall use my voice for song, not slur.
I shall strive each day to grow and learn.
Wow. Maybe we should all recite that pledge every day, like the kidderz at the school do. Thank you, Sweetie, for teaching your mom and dad something so important!
The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,
and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.