Some weeks ago I came across this Tweet and brought it to my classes and family. Although only a few words, the power behind the human connection and love in the message moved me deeply.
I shared the Tweet in classes and students wrote pieces in response. I did not think of collecting these to share, but went back when I realized how important of an insight was being shared. I eventually wrote back to my students asked for volunteers who would want to share some of their own responses to how they get through the difficult times. I got some responses.
I want to thank @RailroadUnderg1 for sharing, teaching, and inspiring. I remind them that they are not forgotten and that they matter. And I remind those of us who are not behind prison bars to keep making space for freedom in our minds and hearts and do so by reaching out to one another and inviting community.
Here are some responses that came in.
This what’s behind the yoga we share every week.
I invite you to pull up your mat and together cut through it all with laughter, breathing, and a huge dose of kindness.