Click here to view larger image of this page: Smile ‘Til Your Cheeks Hurt
4/3/2011 Last week, a charming 7 year old child, came into my classroom for some extra help. She arrived with a huge smile on her face and explained that she was soooo happy about her pretty new sundress…someone had commented that she looked like a peacock….which she considered a wonderful compliment.
She then went on to explain that she had smiled so much that day, and it was only 9:30 AM at that point, that “her cheeks hurt.”
Can you believe how incredibly fortunate teachers are to get to support such happiness in children? The gift of happiness is not just for the children we teach….it’s just as wonderful for all of us who work with children and get to support and nurture them along…
ps…if you like this page, you might like the Piles of Smiles page, too…further down the “Recent posts” list.
The Traveling Smiley Face brought a smile to someone’s face in : Texas: X , NewZealand: X, Olympia Washington: X , Indiana: X, Northern California: X, Japan:__, Finland:___, The Netherlands:___, others?____
4/8: I added this page to the header choices, so that it doesn’t get lost in the other pages or archives…I want to keep this image handy….it brings a smile to my face, and to my heart, every time I look at it.
Great post, Kath. There is a wonderful feeling hearing your name followed by a big smile or a hug.
yes…… there sure is…. : )