#FWF Free Write Friday: Quote Prompt

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“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you would not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn”…

Harriet Beecher Stowe

This was the quote we are to write about today… and what is so strange… is that I had this same quote taped to my desk x11776976

when I worked with Special Education Children at a public school for 30 years…

At that time I didn’t even know the authorkh13339 … and it didn’t matter IT spoke to me…

Every day when I walked into our classroom k6990051 … I knew MY days could never be as hard as it was with the children I worked with…

handicapped physically and mentally…

They brought joy to my life every day I saw them…

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Their determination…

Their strength…

Their grins…

Their hugs…

Their resilience…

Their innocence…

I had my own struggles as all do.. and to be able to look at my little verse on the edge of my desk… gave me the strength… laughter… love… the focus… and caring

to keep going…

Sometimes it’s just a few words… a few moments of someone’s time… a simple pat on the back… that helps the “tide to turn”…

k7781094A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats“…

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10 thoughts on “#FWF Free Write Friday: Quote Prompt

  1. I love that you had that quotation on your desk, certainly a strength when working with special children. My teaching assistant who worked with me, supporting children in my classes, was very like you I think and she became one of my best friends. :)

  2. This is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing this special part of your life with us. I love this quote. It is the epitome of hope wrapped in a beautiful expression of word. So happy you were inspired.

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