A few days ago we got a small dusting of snow on the ground. Not like what we had two years ago (see slider below). That is something that I would never like to repeat again.
There is just something about the fresh snow fall, even when it is only a dusting. It is calm and peaceful. Why is this? How does this different phase of water cause a change in us as humans? Is it the color of snow?
I love the peacefulness that it brings even when it comes in small doses. I grew up in an area where it did not snow every year, so moving out to Eastern Oregon was a blessing in that we were going to get more snow than what we had living on the coast. Now nobody told us that the first winter living out here would be a 100 year winter and that even the people in their late 80s never saw a winter like that, but we endured. The next year, just the extreme opposite.
Back to the snow. It is filled with peace and a calming sense. Teachers are like a fresh blanket of snow. They create that peacefulness and calming sense that students get each day. For many students, this is the only place that they get this. They don’t get this at home with their parents due to survival. Parents want to create that atmosphere for their children, but many need to work two even three jobs in order to give their kids a roof over their heads.
Teachers on the other hand can give this sense of security for students each day. Bring them peace and a calming sense to their daily lives.