I am giddy just thinking about how proud I am of my sweet girl. I’ve told you before that she is a touch shy. And by shy, I mean, she prefers not to speak in front of people, she often hesitates to make eye contact, and if you are an adult, you sometimes have to lean in to hear her speak when you ask her a question.
This past week, Delaney was chosen to be ‘Star of the Week’ at school. This means she is highlighted for being exceptionally good and kind the previous week. Star of the Week Students bring in pictures of themselves and their family to show everyone about their lives – who they are, what makes them happy and what they love to do for fun. Delaney had no problem doing that portion. But on Thursday, the Star of the Week is also expected to lead the class in an activity – they can teach their classmates, sing a song, do a dance, read a book or any number of activities. This had my girl’s tummy in knots. And by proxy, mine too.
Until I saw this. This is one heck of a Pep Talk. I wrote about how much I loved it. I showed it to my family. And my friends. I posted it anywhere and everywhere because I thought everyone needed to see it. And I still do.
But the best part? When my small girl saw it, we began to formulate a plan for her Star of the Week class activity and it all revolved around talking about BEING AWESOME just like Kid President.
Here’s how it happened:
So, this is what Delaney did in her class:
She read Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken.
She showed Kid President’s Pep Talk.
And then passed out a sheet of paper with a few questions:
- “What makes you awesome?”,
- “What can you do to make the world awesome?”
- “Who supports you?”
I couldn’t WAIT until Delaney came home from school to hear all about it. She actually stood in front of her class, read a poem, explained what the ‘Road Not Taken’ means, showed the video and talked about what it means to BE AWESOME.
She was AWESOME.
She had the time of her life.
And I’m having the time of mine.