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Grant Me the Moment
Those four simple words leave a big impact when one teacher:
uses them to create an original piece of music,
implements them in her teaching philosophy,
and teaches students to view them as a lens for gratitude.
Last week, I attended a local high school choir concert. The Assistant Choir Director, Ms. Engle, came to the mic just before the all-female choir was about to begin their final song.
Ms. Engle explained that the piece was an original, written by her. The piece was titled Grant Me the Moment.
Then she went on to share her passion for helping students make meaning of all the moments in their lives, including having them start class sessions by sharing what they’re grateful for.
She spoke about how meaningful it was to have these same students singing her original piece of music in public for the first time.
Ms. Engle has a gift for music. And she uses that gift to teach students a much larger message – one of gratitude, being present in their lives, and gleaning the most of every moment they are granted.
Thank you, Ms. Engle, for shining in your corner of the world. And for being a living, breathing example of what it looks like to make a contribution to the world using your talents and gifts.