Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.
Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.
The second graders were squirming in the gym. About half of them had been given their awards at the end-of-year ceremony, each one based on a character out of the Core Knowledge curriculum that had been studied this past school year.
We applauded Betsy Ross, Queen Hatshepsut, Sacagawea, and the girls who demonstrated their traits. We cheered for George Washington, Daniel Boone, and Aristotle, as well as the boys who embodied their virtues.
One second-grader in particular was REALLY squirming, as was her mom. Would she get an award? Would it be a good one? Might the teachers skip her name? Might she be embarrassed in front of all her friends?
Finally, after most of the other 62 children had made their trip to and from the stage, Tessa was invited up. She beamed and radiated pride as she was presented this award for “determination and never-give-up spirit.”
Next time she digs in her heels, I’ll just call her “Rosa.”
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