Well, it was not a bad day today, at all – Classes are adjusting to my Dalai Lama approach and we are making progress. Overcoming what seemed a daunting challenge has brought many rewards already.
It’s a great feeling to already be positively acknowledged and validated by individuals who are not necessarily forthcoming with praise; why would or should they? They are, after all, teenagers.
One boy wanted to take me home because he loves me! I was offered somewhere in the region of £65 million to come and stay with him and his family! Aw…bless him! I’m “100% the best teacher ever!”, according to this pupil!
Then on the bus home, I was surrounded by raucous, high-spirited girls who wanted to know how I could smile all the time. Instead of my “because I’m weeping inside” response, I told them that I think it’s important to spread the positivity and joy. Apparently, according to one, this is a real talent.
I am exhausted but in a good way and feel blessed to have this new opportunity to grow.