I believe …

In honor of the Sixth Graders’ school theme and in the spirit of the holiday season, I present…

I believe.


I believe that …

… I was meant to be a mother and a teacher.

… God wants us to love one another, not judge one another.

… the sound of a zipper unzipping will always remind me of Jekyll Island campgrounds.

… given enough time, space, and encouragement, all children can learn math.

… Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was right when he said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

I believe.


I believe that …

… my 6th grade team keeps me going on those hard days (and the easy ones, too!).

… laughter, while it might not be the absolute best medicine, is up there in the top three.

… snacks make a Wednesday afternoon meeting a little more bearable. (Thanks to whoever instituted this new practice!)

… my mindfulness practice and meditations help me each day.

… Anne Lamott’s writing speaks to my soul. She wrote in Traveling Mercies, “Here are the two best prayers I know: ‘Help me, help me, help me’ and ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you.” I pray them EVERY day.

I believe.


I believe that …

… SEC football is SO MUCH FUN!

… being a mother is the best job I will ever have.

… Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and that Disney World is the happiest place on earth.

… Trinity is an amazing place to work.

… 6th graders at Trinity represent the best of ALL our work.


I believe.


Learner, Thinker, Writer:  Kristi Story (@kstorysquared) serves the Trinity School community as the Sixth Grade Math Teacher.

7 thoughts on “I believe …

  1. Powerfully written – made me pause! Thanks for sharing this part of you…

  2. I am a sentimental kind of gal. . . this post is beautiful, Kristi. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Kristi – Love this post!

    I believe that.

    …I can make a difference by being a positive role model each and every day!

  4. carole gaillard

    Great post! Thanks for being a constant inspiration!

  5. I love your post! I believe that Trinity School is the best place for children, teachers and Parents!

  6. Thank you for sharing Kristi! Especially about your mindfulness practice and meditation. I am so grateful that we starting to work with the students to become mindful. How lucky we are to be in a school that supports mindfulness!

  7. I believe in YOU and all you do for our students, for our team, and for Trinity. You’re a bright and shining star and I’m grateful to know you!

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