” Kindness is like a boomerang–it always comes back to you.”

“When you put your comfort and convenience aside for the sake of another’s need, you are a special angel in that person’s life.  When you give of your resources, time, energy, and expertise to fill someone else’s lack, what you get back in gratitude, good feelings, and heartfelt appreciation far surpasses anything you have given. Whatever you give of yourself, it’s win-win all around.”

This was my devotional for today. How appropriate it is for these trying times. Pass it on.

Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

2 thoughts on “MONDAY MUSINGS”

  1. That’s one of the things I took away from The Long Winter. A series of horrible blizzards keep food and coal from arriving in a pioneer town. A greedy store owner tries to gouge the townspeople. He tells the people that he is free to do that. The people reply, “Yes, you are, but we will also be free to seek other sources of food and coal when this disaster has lifted.”

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