I was assigned to read Denise Krebs's blog Dare to Care . Her June 9, 2013 post is called "Failure," and it was written to inspire you to believe that failure is good. Failure is the first attempt in learning and the last thing you should beat yourself over. Her post reminds you of that in case you forget. Resilient people that strive to learn from their failures, despite the stigma failure carries, are the one that reach success! I commented on her blog with this (I omitted my introduction) "I actually like to write novels in my spare time. When I get rejections from literary agents or criticism, I think of it as failure that will make a change. Failure is very important and hard to accept, but it makes us all better individuals if we handle it maturely and learn from them." I haven't received a reply yet, but I can't wait until I do.
Today is June 21st and I logged onto my email to find a surprise reply from Ms. Krebs.
"Great example of writing and being rejected by publishers for a time. I love those stories about famous authors who did the same. Perseverance and grit will bring you through, like Dr. Seuss, whose To Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street was rejected dozens of times."
Today I read her May 4th Top Ten Reasons I Teach post. I favored her number three "I want to leave a legacy" and her number nine "Rubbing elbows with our role models" because there is nothing more interesting than leaving a legacy that impacts young minds. Also, she wanted to make sure we knew what her number nine meant. We are not the children's role model. They are our role models. My response: "Thanks for making me realize that the children should be our role models. How else are we supposed to know how to teach them if we don’t let them inspire us? Thanks for checking out my blog. It really did make my day."
I enjoyed this C4T. Thanks Dr. Strange!