Aahh yes, the morning breakfast routine has been established. The excessive heat of the day has already been assessed and the school administration has slightly shortened our day and we will now end at noon.
Peter and I first worked with second year/sophomore students. A sense of open conversation increased by a sequence of questions alternating back and forth between us. I introduced a survey result of students learning English as a second language. The ten most beautiful English words are: mother, passion, smile, love, eternity, fantastic, destiny, freedom, liberty, and tranquility. When I asked for student input on each word’s meaning and their personal value placed on each word, it was well received and conversation easily flowed.
Before the session was over, we brought up the concept of “hero”— what does it mean and what does it take to be a hero? Responses were what you might typically expect; however, with only four minutes left, one of the young ladies inquired, “Do you think of God as a hero?”
The heat and the rigor of the morning activities finds many team members heading towards quiet time back at the hotel, a few head to the beach, and perhaps a few stragglers muster up the energy to beat the closing of stores before the cherished siesta hour settles in.
Some of us on work with adult students in the nearby church from 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM. We feel we have much success and form a close bond with these adult students. Their words of appreciation speak volumes and provides us with much encouragement to carry on.“Life in General” was our conversational theme tonight and three statements or words of wisdom captured their attention.
- “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
- “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
- “Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.”
Penned by Dan
Thought for the Day…..