September 2, 2008

Thoughts on Rejection

I read a blog posted by a fellow DZT gal about Rejection. And it brought to mind one of my favorite stories. So, after I replied on Jenn's page, I thought I would post here, too.

Here are my thoughts about rejection:

I had a moment of inspiration from a teacher that I worked with about 8 years ago. We were PE teachers together and were planning Field Day. One of the classroom teachers approached her and said, "Can we just give out participation ribbons to everyone? It is just not fair that some kids can never get a first place ribbon."

After thinking about it for several days, our head PE teacher had a brilliant response. "Not every child makes a 100 on a spelling test. Would it be right to go ahead and give them all a perfect score when they can't actually spell? Some children can't excel in the classroom. But they can in the gym. Those children need that recognition, too."

Hopefully, we can all find a place in our life where we can be the bright shining star. Sometimes it takes trial and error. But I hope we can all find it.

Check out to see what inspired me today.


goooooood girl said...

i like......

Jenn said...

Thanks for your comment! I loved the story and the perspective it gives!