My kindergarten report card said I couldn't cut a straight line.
So that summer, my mom had me cut
and cut some more.
And yes, by the end of the summer I could cut a straight line.
Not perfectly, but I could do it.
But what if I was never meant to cut straight?
What if I was meant to think in waves, and unevenness, and lopsidedness?
What if the one thing on my report card that I couldn't do was actually a gift.
What if the reason, I couldn't cut straight was because God knew I would
grow up and design things that weren't straight.
Like my classroom.
Notice the wall...
NOTHING about it is straight or perfect.
But I like it and I think kids will like it.
Now, don't get my wrong-- there is a time and a place for "straightness"
Like picture frames and parking your car, and getting from point a to point b.
I appreciate all the brilliant people in our world who have a linear perspective.
I really do.
Lines are their art and waves are mine.
So just know, whatever your report card says about you, there is also a lot it doesn't say.
Use your strengths, yet don't ignore your weakness.
They could too become a strength one day.
What did your report card say about you?
I would really love to hear back from you on this one.
Be blessed friends!