Hope, and a Wish Tree

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Please read this wonderful post from Jennie, the excellent teacher!

A Teacher's Reflections

This is a year of Hope.  Children need it.   Adults need it.  When they find Hope, it carries them along.  Far.  Wish Trees are beacons of hope, where people give their most important and sacred wishes.  They have been all over the world for centuries.

We’re planning a Wish Tree at school in the spring.  It will help children.  They need Hope and Wishes.

Have you ever seen a Wish Tree?

Walking with friends along a Cape Cod beach, we rounded a bend where the sand meets the water.  This was a remote stretch of the beach, quite a distance from the usual spot where people set up their chairs and umbrellas. The walk was long.

And there it was.  An old felled tree.  It was covered with shells, each one placed carefully. The shells were a multitude of types and sizes.  The enormity of what was right in…

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