- Devote yourself to others
- Devote yourself to your community
- Devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning
Unity, that's the topic that members of the #CompelledTribe were given to blog about this month. To be honest, I wasn't sure where to start in reflecting on that word until I read a quote this weekend.
I realize that I cannot control the chaos and unrest that we see on our news stations right now across our nation. As educators, I believe we all have to begin in our community, reality, and schools. There is great wisdom in Mitch Albom's words above. If we can all do these three things and inspire and lead our students to strive for them in their lives, I believe we will take a step towards the power of unity.
When you devote yourselves to others, you give a large part of your time, your resources and your heart to those around you.
When you devote yourself to your community, you are considering those around you and their needs and not just your needs.
When you create something that gives you purpose and meaning you are connecting with your passion and sharing that with others.
It is my belief that we all do not have to agree on everything to experience and thrive from being united. We are each responsible for our actions. If we can instill and model these simple ideas to our students, we will be stronger.