Lunch boxes are very different now. I will have to try and take some pictures of lunch boxes. I sure wish I still had my metal lunchboxes because I hear they are worth a lot of money now. However, I am so sentimental I would most likely never be able to part with them.
Here are some lessons I have learned so far this year:
- Google can not be trusted for directions- instead of taking me to South Polk Elementary the directions took me to Benton Elementary.
- When you are lost the school secretary is your best friend!
- Some children you think are quiet and shy will really open up when you spend one on one time with them at the guest table.
- As I met one child for lunch (after she had been through the lunch line) she had purchased her an ice cream but also purchased one for me! I loved having a push pop - it had been a long time since I had eaten one. More than anything I loved the kindness she displayed.
- Homeschoolers loves being able to get together for special outings. (and so do their parents!)
- Some of our schools have unbelievable diversity. As I sat with 4 young men at lunch- 3 of them knew 2 languages and one knew 3 languages. The languages they knew were English, Spanish, Arabic and Filipino.
This lesson reminded me I need to be about telling others about Christ and facilitating ministries that can reach children for Christ. It will have a great impact on our country as well as many others. My Co-Pastor Jim often says - we can reach the world for Christ from Bradley County. So very true.
It also reminded me it starts with my physical neighbors. Do you know your neighbors? This is something I need to be more intentional about because I do not know all my neighbors.
Lessons often bring challenges. I am challenged and am asking God to help me in these areas. How is HE challenging you today?