Meaningful Monday: Flying a Kite

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Welcome back to Meaningful Monday! This series is designed to challenge you, as you in turn challenge the children and students in your life.

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. 
                           --Anais Nin (French born American author of short stories and novels; 1903-1977)

I thought on this quote this last week while at the ocean.  I never tire of watching a kite fly in the looks so effortless!  There is the wind that keeps it up, yes, but it is also the tireless hand that holds the string.  How are you holding your dreams up?  Have you let go of your dreams? What happens when the string becomes a tangled mess?  Do you throw your hands up in the air in disgust and defeat, or do you persevere through the string, inch by inch?

Do you get bored of the work it takes to keep the dream (er, kite) progressing?  If yes, how can you challenge the students in your life to chase their dreams if you, yourself, are not following that same idea? 

Throw your dreams into space like a kite!  Better yet, have your children and students respond to this quote this week in their journals.  What a wonderful place to start your week. 

And to end today, check out this picture of my dad and my youngest flying a kite.  Their looks of joy and amazement are ones I imagine having as I watch my dreams take flight.  :o)