Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mick’s up with the Pledges

My daughter surprised us last night.  We were talking about the fact that we Flagdo not use vulgar words, and were reminding the kidderz why.  (No, we did not have any  scene with bad language.  Whew!  Thankfully, that’s something we’ve never had to be concerned with in our household: kidderz shocking us by blurting out swear words.)  The discussion was simply based on using our words to lift others up, even when bad words are all around us.

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.



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