I Took my Ford pick up in for a much needed oil change knowing well my battery was potentially in worse shape than the oil. The battery is the original battery That’s been in the truck since 2001! Unreal lasting now over 12 years. The battery must have the Energizer Bunny inside.
In our family my wife Sally and I have always tried to keep our rules to a minimum. We figured if Moses only had ten then we needed to simplify the responsibility rules to just a few of the really important rules we wanted our kids to remember. In fact one that we relied on more than most was the rule we made up for energy!
The rule that we referred to most often was :
If you take energy away from the family you have a responsibility to give energy back to the family!
There were more rules like “Always having your say but not always your way! “
Most of the rules we taught were anchored to the importance of relationships and responsibility .
Having a rule on energy meant we needed to spend a lot of time with our kids talking about Energy! Our discussions focused around where it comes from, how to replace it , how to give it to each other. We knew that if we each had the energy necessary to face the many things that life throws at us we would endure, manage, and even overcome many of life’ s biggest challenges.
“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” -Aristotle
You might want to have a discussion with your students built around this classroom rule.
If you take energy away from the class you have a responsibility to give energy back to the class.
The discussion can include all the ways we can recharge our batteries.
Good energy serves us all let’s increase our personal energy to better the lives of those around us!
“I know it is something of a cliche to say that love makes all things possible, but I believe it does. It is not a magic wand that can be waved over life to make it all sweet and lovely and trouble free, but it can give the energy to fight the odds and win.” -Mary Balogh