Thank You for Recess
Recess is my favorite class in the elementary school of life.
Recess is one of the most important parts of our academic progress here in “This-is-the-only-life-you-may-get-school”.
Sometimes I watch the clock when I’m supposed to be doing my work…waitin’ for recess.
Recess is the part where we learn the important stuff.
How to play well with others, how to swing, how to sit on the edge of a teeter-totter and trust someone at the other end to not let you down too hard, and how to ride the merry-go-round without falling off.
Often work can seem like recess (if you love what you do) and recess can seem like work (if you don’t play metaphoric dodge ball very well).
Sometimes playing takes more effort than working but it is essential to our healthy growth and well being.
When things get a little overwhelming I retreat to the recess of my mind.
It’s a beautiful playground and I can usually perform better in class after I return.
Thank you for recess.
~ by leakelley on October 7, 2009.