Monday, April 16, 2012

Celebrating Life :)

Seeing death as the end of life
is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.
-David Searls

The bitterest tears shed over graves
are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
-Harriet Beecher Stowe

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
-George S. Patton, Jr. 

Today we discovered our first-grade class pet, "Spikers," had passed on. He was a carnivorous plant, and whenever we would try to feed him worms, he would not eat. I told the students the moral of the story is that if you don't eat your food you are in TROUBLE! haha. This is what he looked like when he was alive:

The kids decided that we should have a funeral for Spikers. So, we went out to the field of the school, and found a little place by the fence to place him. We didn't even really have to dig a hole, because he just kind of "blends in" -- he's a plant. :) So I just kinda stuck him somewhere, put some grass on him, and some dandelions so he would have "flowers." We sang him "You are my sunshine," said goodbye, and then played on the playground for 5 min. Before they played on the playground I told the kids: "We need to celebrate that Spikers has had a great life instead of being sad that he died. So go play!" They loved it. :)

So there's our fun moment for the day. Moral of the story: enjoy life, every minute, don't have regrets, and celebrate. :) Have an AMAZING day! Love, me! :)

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