All miracles are the force of love at work. Miracles are created by turning away from negativity and focusing on only love. Even if you have been pessimist all your life, it is never too late. A pessimist is exactly how one man described himself. When this man received the surprise news from his wife that they were expecting their third child, his every thought was of how negative the impact of a third child would be in their lives. But what he didn’t realize was exactly how those negative thoughts and feelings would play out for him.
At just over the halfway point of his wife’s pregnancy, she had to be rushed to the hospital and an emergency C-section had to be performed to deliver their baby. Three separate specialists said that at 23 weeks’ gestation, the baby had a zero percent chance of survival. The man was brought to his knees. He had never expected to lose a child.
After the C-section, the father was taken to the side of the room to see his son, the smallest boy he had ever seen. His son was born 10 inches in length and weighed only 12 ounces. The medical staff tried to inflate the baby’s lungs with a ventilator, but his heart rate was decreasing. The specialist said there was nothing they would be able to do. The father screamed out in his mind, “Please!” At the exact moment, the ventilator inflated his son’s lungs and his heart rate began to climb.
Days passed. All the physicians in the hospital kept saying that the baby would not make it. But this man who had been a pessimist all of his life began to imagine what he wanted. Every night he went to bed, he imagined the light of love shining on his son. When he woke in the morning, he would give thanks to god that his son had survived through the night.
Each day his son made progress, and he overcame every obstacle that was thrown at him. After four grueling months in intensive care, he and his wife were able to take their baby – who had been given a zero percent chance of survival – home.
Love is indeed behind every miracle. Instill that love and belief in your kids and students through incorporating its values and virtues during Character Education.
Academic instruction isn’t the only responsibility teachers have in today’s classrooms. More and more, teachers are being called on to teach students about values … things like making good decisions, the showing of respect, taking responsibility, choosing friends, and having a positive attitude. It’s a responsibility that could be overwhelming, considering the limited hours available in a school day, the number of kids in the classroom, and the diversity of backgrounds and personalities each child represents.