Like all good elementary schools, my kids’ school halls are decorated with artwork made from small hands and creative minds. Spending a fair amount of time in the building, I love to linger, drinking in the color and effort of the blooming artists.
Elementary aged kids all believe they are artists and writers and musicians. I love that so much.
Currently, the hall is adorned with sweet rainbows. The colors cheer my eyes. What makes me smile is that, in the middle of the 8 by 10 rainbows is a quote from Maya Angelou.
Truly, I don’t believe this quote requires commentary. What it does require is for the reader to consider how he or she can try to be a joy in someone’s hardship. It could be as simple as a word of encouragement or a hug. It doesn’t take much. Just a little effort. I love that Maya used the word “try”.
That’s all it take some days.
So, tell me about a time someone tried to be a rainbow in your cloud? How did that change your mood/day/outlook? What are some ideas for spreading joy and mercy? I love to hear what you have to say.