. . . split wood like this. . .
. . . the simple repetitive actions always remind me. . .
. . . that small steps can add up. . .
. . . to beautiful things.
As this school year begins anew, taking the time to start a project like this can be a great way to talk about the process of breaking things down into simple steps and all the benefits that can bring. So often we look at the complexity of a situation and get overwhelmed by its weight and size. Big things can be scary, but every big thing is made up of a lot of tiny things that are much easier to comprehend and manage. Showing kids how to break things down into their simplest components will help them to look at even the most difficult situations in the future with a sense of agency and purpose. Because, if you can take something big and perhaps a bit unknown, and make it small and familiar, then you can do anything you wish. One tiny step at a time, weaving simple thoughts and actions into big successes and accomplishments.
No, it's not just a basket, it's a tool for unlocking the beautiful potential of the future. And, it does a pretty good job of organizing your favorite treasures too.
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