It is a full time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.
—Jasmine Guy, actress
Each day you honor children by providing a safe and nurturing environment where they can experience the joys, wonders, and delights that childhood should hold. But, how do you honor yourself? Do you respect yourself enough to get proper rest and exercise and to eat well? Do you take pride in your work and honor with reverence the effect you have on the lives of children and families? What an honorable distinction that in this world there is only one you! Hold yourself in high esteem. Respect and admire what only you can do. Honor today the magic of you—your voice and your power to make a difference.
In loving memory of Gryphon House author Leanne Grace, MEd, we are sharing pieces of her inspirational writing every Wednesday. Leanne was the director of professional development at Hildebrandt Learning Centers and a lifelong advocate for early childhood education. She inspired the early childhood community to prepare children as lifelong learners with her ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. One person can make a difference, and Leanne did just that. She will be sorely missed.