I am writing tonight as a result of my learning from my own blog post yesterday. (Yes, you read that right.) Here is what happened.
I was reflecting on the thought discussed in the #IMMOOC about our moral imperative to share our story. Like I always tell people, I write for my own learning. I write to secure ideas and thoughts in my brain. If someone sees my writing and it helps them, even better. What I was not expecting were comments on my blog post. So I am writing tonight to share two things:
1. How commenting on other people’s blogs can inspire others.
2. My new learning came through realizing how “Sharing Our Story” can mean many things to many people. Through these comments, it reminded me that not only do we share to grow as teachers and help each other, but we also need to shout the positive loudly. People will talk. Let’s help them talk about the AMAZING things we are doing in education!! Let’s share the awesome things we are doing with our community and other communities. Positivity spreads.
The final thing I want to share came from one sweet woman’s comment on her connection with my reflection and this quote.
Reading her comment inspired me to go find this quote and something about it weighed heavy on my heart. Then it hit me…..We cannot allow our deepest fear to be the fear of being too much for someone! Or entertain the idea of feeling different because we share our passions, our dreams, our stories. This is not okay.
We have to let our light SHINE and never, ever water down who we are because of this fear! So many incredible things come from knowing what we share comes from a place of love to make this world an even better place.
Thank YOU “sweet lady blog commenter” for inspiring new learning in me and empowering me to share even more. 🙂
Share on, friends!