I´ve seen this story on various social media sites - and now I´m re-posting in here. Thoughtful.
"Paula - A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. ...Now even though they said ......they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bully’s another child, they may say they’re sorry but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home."
A tribute to happiness, passion, great ideas and joy
In a world shadowed by climate change, wars, economic downturns, terrorism and racism it´s important to acknowledge life´s pure moments - the ones that click and fill us with joy, inspiration or happiness. In the end they will make the world better. The moments can be simple (like the laughter of a child) or complex (like getting a new climate treaty in place) or delicate (like a croissant in Paris) or purely aesthetic (like artist Smadar Dreyfus exhibition at Magasin 3 in Stockholm) or filled with inner peace (like a beautiful yoga class). This blog is a tribute to them.
Mom, wife, myself and journalist. Passionate about my kids, A, strong stories, pomegranate juice, the process of writing, international politics, breaking news, design, shopping, the future, the smell of newspapers, white flowers, glossy magazines, forwardbending yoga postures and living sustainable.
Reporter at Swedens National News Agency TT, currently on maternity leave with our third daughter Zoe. Covered the US presidential election 2008, was UN correspondent 2003 and did a fellowship in innovation journalism at Stanford university 2007. Always keeps a foot in New York.
It was a project I started with my dear friends Maria and Helena in Stockholm, Sweden. We wanted to create an online shop for fashion- and design-interested mothers like ourselves. In the end we decided to focus on other things but I love the name Bubble (representing that sparkling feeling you want to have in life) and Faith (what everything is actually based on).