A lighthouse stands tall, stands strong, usually in a sea to warn sailors of impending changes as well as the close comforts of land. It is a prominent sign that seeks to guide, to support, to welcome. Even if we are being tossed about in the seas of life, a lighthouse in the distance can help guide us to a better place, a place of comfort, a place of hope, a place of security, a place back home.
Wildwood School was lucky enough to “Shine Like A Lighthouse” today with the world-renown American Composer and Author Tim Janis (www.timjanis.com) through Skype. All started by Speech Therapist Jeanne Scrafford, this virtual visit culminated a month long book study of Shine Like A Lighthouse with the elementary and intermediate classes that was carried over in many different areas including Music (with our wonderful Music Therapists Beth McLaughlin, Mark Ahola, and Amy Myers) and Art (with our one and only Art Therapist Karli Stone).
Shine Like A Lighthouse is more than just a children’s book. It is a lesson in life, in love, and embracing and celebrating our differences. It is about shining like a lighthouse for those around us, being there for each other in times of happiness and in times of need.
Wildwood School is a place that always shines like a lighthouse, but today our light got a little brighter. As alluded to in the forward message by Bill Thomson, Wildwood School embraces the fact that when we work together, we touch the lives of many, … and when we understand we are all individuals but all different, we understand happiness and love.
Let us all live our lives from this day forward, keeping what Lucky said in mind…, “Always remember when you see someone in trouble, someone who needs a friend, stand like a lighthouse and be a friend for them.”
Mark Giufre (deTechtive1) 2013