I am reminded, everyday, of the immense power our words, thoughts, and actions have on the people we encounter while we bustle through our busy lives.
With this understanding that every single interaction throughout our day holds potential ramifications, we can choose empowering, affirmative, and merciful language and deeds or we can communicate negativity, judgement, and belittlement.
In truth, we never really know the impact we have on others. A simple kind word and smile could, in fact, change someone's life.
Compassion truly is a “super power,” that we all carry within.
This post was inspired by this comic and two events from this past week: An interaction Mike (my husband) had involving a pen and ink drawing he created, as well as DRC student, Jake Russell, and his invention, the Posi-bot. See his story here:
Yes, as you can see, Jake and Posi-bot have had some awesome local coverage. Thank you to Jake Newman of the Watertown Daily Times for writing the story.
The radio station –B99.3 – said Posibot may be “the most brilliant invention of 2016.”
And, get this, a producer from the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon contacted DRC on Friday to ask if Jake would like to audition to be on a segment of the show called “Fallonventions”. If Jake decides to participate, the above video will be viewed along with other young inventors by Tonight Show executives, who will then make their choice for who will be on the show in NYC in late Feb/early March. We will keep you updated on this very cool story!
Mid-Winter Break Workshops
Themes range from art, bridge building, and Rube Goldberg inventions, to animals, and story telling. Register your child today. Space is limited.
Third Thursday Info Session – January 21 – 12-2pm
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