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Wishes for Love & Peace

Dear Readers,

Wishing all the best to you and yours!

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Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating!

Original art by Stephanie Stouffer from a World Wildlife Fund greeting card.
Original art by Stephanie Stouffer from a World Wildlife Fund greeting card.
Original Art by Eva Melhuish Otter House Licensing, Inc. from a National Wildlife Federation greeting card.
Original Art by Eva Melhuish Otter House Licensing, Inc. from a National Wildlife Federation greeting card.
2011 by Sarah Adams/Image by Design from a Humane Society greeting card
2011 by Sarah Adams/Image by Design, from a Humane Society greeting card

Love & peace,

Elana

Day 20: A Day at the Zoo

Dear Readers,

I joined my son’s class at their year-end  field trip to the local zoo. It was a beautiful, sunny day and everyone was in good spirits. I was so happy to take a break from the revolution to spend time with M and his classmates,  parents,  and teachers.

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After every experience with Ms class, I’m always left asking,  how do teachers do what they do every single day? I bow down at their feet in gratitude. Really. They’re amazing.

Today offered a beautiful reminder and I felt deep appreciation for hands-on learning, exploring, adventure, team work, cooperation, kindness, generosity, empathy, caring, humor, and love.  I’m especially thankful for the new friends I’ve made via Ms class this year.

On several occasions, when M got melty (hey, his mom was there so of course that would happen), his friends (and teachers) stepped in to help. It was incredible to see how they all look out for each other.

Plus, we rode the train.

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And we met this guy, a red panda who I’ve fallen in love with.

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Also thinking about James Gandolfini, being scared, and things that help.

Thanks, Sesame Street and Mr. Gandolfini, for helping us cope with big feelings.

Love and Peace and Hugs,

Elana