“I know by now you are approaching the age when you will embark on your own journey,” Owens wrote. “Might I make a suggestion? Pick up your adventures with Stanley where ours ended. Put him in your wallet,” he wrote. “You will undoubtedly face hard times. You will experience lows and uncertainty. But, whenever you feel despair or emptiness setting in, remember a saying I learned in the Army — ‘If you ever get to the point where it’s hopeless and nothing more can be done, you’ve overlooked something.’ And, if you need a second opinion, there silently, you will have a passenger, hanging out, folded up in your back pocket, that can vouch for me.” What an incredible journey for Flat Stanley. It’s must be tough being 2D.
We teach anyway. We teach anyway because that is what we do. Teaching and learning should bring joy. How powerful would our world be if we have kids who’re not afraid to take risks and who’re not afraid to think and who has a champion. Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insist that they become the best that they possibly can be.