So today a day which shared both joy and sadness…. As I said to goodbye to some lovely little Beans who have sung and smiled and grown, both in confidence and shoe size!! 😂

Times like this always offer a great time of reflection for me…. Happy Beans, ThespBeans, Runner Beans, my life….. Are all a place where just you is enough…. and I feel such heartache to know, as these innocent souls step into the system, that they will soon be judged and streamed… Labelled too….

Some children will be the fastest, the cleverest, the best drama student, best artist…. But some children won’t be….. and this is where my heart breaks…. We celebrate so much those that are the best!! But what about those that are just enough…….. What about those that don’t shine at one particular thing….. What happens to them!!?

I wish for a system that truly celebrated each child…. That every soul was bright enough no matter what it’s skill…. I wish the system helped polish that thinking and inspired the children to believe that all they are is enough….. Inspire them to be the best they can be…… But don’t knock them over when their best is not at the top of the grade boundary bracket.

It can be a struggle sometimes, holding fast to what I believe. In a world where people are ferociously competitive…….. It’s hard to strive for inner peace….. Sometimes, all that this world is…. makes me very sad…..

I believe…. That every child was born to shine…. in some way….. and each child needs to be told that that is enough…… Each ray of light, illuminates the darkness. Each child, hope for every tomorrow.

#beanthinking #youareenough #beabean #believe #happybeans #music #goodbye #goodluck #happy #sad #reflection

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