Wednesday, June 01, 2011

On Coach Juan Has His Priorities Straight: What we can learn from stories

In the video clip below, taken during the Invaders practice of May 24th, it does my heart proud to hear Deb using such good "child-directed interaction" skills. I can't help but notice. It's my job to teach the skills.
What lovely children Coach Juan has! Here he expresses his appreciation of them and shares a story of his own growing up.
Paying attention to his kids, Juan has his priorities straight.
Juan remembers a childhood memory from living back in Yakima.
Even though I hear people's stories all day long as part of my job as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I never tire of them. There is always so much inspiration in them. I am particularly moved by the stories of emigrant families. In the U.S. we all, with one exception, came from emigrant families. It just depends on how far back that emigration occured. For some the emigration was voluntary; for other's it was terribly involuntary. But we're all here now, in this boat together, paddling away, just like the Invaders football team. -gw
Thou kind Lord!  Thou hast created all humanity from the same stock.  Thou hast decreed that all shall belong to the same household.  In Thy Holy Presence they are all Thy servants, and all mankind are sheltered beneath Thy Tabernacle; all have gathered together at Thy Table of Bounty; all are illumined through the light of Thy Providence. 

O God!  Thou art kind to all, Thou hast provided for all, dost shelter all, conferrest life upon all.  Thou hast endowed each and all with talents and faculties, and all are submerged in the Ocean of Thy Mercy.

O Thou kind Lord!  Unite all.  Let the religions agree and make the nations one, so that they may see each other as one family and the whole earth as one home.  May they all live together in perfect harmony.

O God!  Raise aloft the banner of the oneness of mankind.

O God!  Establish the Most Great Peace.

Cement Thou, O God, the hearts together.

O Thou kind Father, God!  Gladden our hearts through the fragrance of Thy love.  Brighten our eyes through the Light of Thy Guidance.  Delight our ears with the melody of Thy Word, and shelter us all in the Stronghold of Thy Providence.

Thou art the Mighty and Powerful, Thou art the Forgiving and Thou art the One Who overlooketh the shortcomings of all mankind.


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