Like it or not, we are all suffering from news fatigue. And suffering it is. Look at how our emotions take a beating when the incessant coverage of 'the' illness invades our ears. News about clusters of cases, community spread, newer symptoms of the disease, related projections, all leave you nervous. It is like we are taken on a one way ticket to ‘Dismayland’. How much do I need to know before I know, I know enough… and don’t really want to know anymore?
Enough! Let’s talk something else. Let us create our own news cycle. Let us talk life, not death. Let us talk laughter, not tears. Let us talk hope, not despair.
How can we not notice this magnificent creation! How breathtaking is the growth of life around us- the birds, the trees, the flowers, the bees, the rain that falls and the sun that shines.
How incredibly amazing is the coming of a baby into this world… and to know that more things can go wrong, than go right with the new life…yet it does not.
How fascinating is the construction of the human intellect…the activation of electrical impulses between neurons when exposed to any stimulus.
How completely peaceful is the commune of humanity with nature- a sense of calm that leads to a spontaneous prayer of thanks to the Almighty for the many graces He has blessed us with!
People who are familiar with Montessori studies know what a ‘prepared environment’ is. Prepared environment is a calm, ordered space which is conducive to the growth of independent learning through exploration in children. Each child is deserving of this.
Rough population projections indicate that there are approximately 250 babies born every minute and a 130 million in a year. If we are so obsessed with the ceaseless gloomy forecast of life each day, then what possible cheer can we offer the new generation?
Life is passing us by while we fret over it. Let us make Breaking News about serenity, about solicitude, about aspirations, and about exhuberance. Let us give our children reasons to celebrate life, not fear it.
As we navigate the last few blessed days of Ramadan, it helps to go over the importance of why this month is so special. Please feel free to download the document " Ramadan- Month of the Quran" for children.