I have been talking about following your feelings. Which brought me to thinking about what happened in my class the other day. I got angry with one of my first graders. She was picking at another student and yelled “don’t you dare do that!” and as she tried to explain, I said “I don’t care, we don’t talk about people”. This made her sit and cry. I felt really bad. But I went on and kept teaching and no sooner than I turned on the song; she got up and started dancing and back to laughing like nothing ever happened.In that small amount of time she went from anger to dispair to hopefulness and back to joy while I was still lingering in the anger. I feel like that’s why the children of today don’t understand us adults. We dwell and wallow in our feelings whereas children have the feeling and let it pass. Maybe that’s why Jesus talks about the children leading us.
Kyri Demby, author, is a native Floridian, born and raised in Crestview, Fl. He is the middle child of seven children born to Linda Brown. Kyri began writing stories and songs at the age of thirteen. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education as well as in Church Music from Bethune-Cookman University and also a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. “Each one must reach one (or two or three)!” is Kyri’s belief about teaching and community service. He is a mentor to many students as well as other professionals. Kyri has written many stories and published several other books. . He has visited many schools, churches, and community centers teaching his playful parables and speaking to children. Kyri is the founder of Let Music Live Inc., "his pride and joy"; a community program incorporates music with drama. He believes that he is changing the world, one child at a time! View All Posts