For those of you that do not know, I work at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School. It is located in the historic Kendall-Whittier neighborhood that has recently undergone major renovations.
The neighborhood is primarily a working-class neighborhood. It’s midtown Tulsa’s hub of hispanic culture. And as you can see as you drive into Kendall Whittier Elementary School, it’s the home of a Habitat for Humanity house.
There is nothing more touching than driving into work each day, into a community where people help each other. Tulsans helping Tulsans. I’m proud to be a part of such a community.
One step out the front doors of our school tells you what can be accomplished by people working together. I already am telling my students within the doors of our classroom that they can do anything. That two are stronger than one. I’ve loved to watch them working together in small groups or pairing up and helping each other learn.
Young or old. Black or white. Rich or poor. We are all God’s children. We exist in community. And we can prosper so much greater when we help each other.
Let’s all step outside our front doors. There’s a whole world out there crying for our help. Together we can make a difference. Together we can be that change we so desire.
He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be answered. Proverbs 21:13
Love and laughter,