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Friday, November 2, 2012

When “I is…” is Correct

            I must be more careful to not interrupt people when they talk. Several years ago, someone sent me a story that illustrated how interruptions created disruptions in the classroom:

TEACHER: “Ellen, give me a sentence starting with ‘I’.”
ELLEN: “I is...”
TEACHER: “No, No, Ellen. Always say, ‘I am.’”
ELLEN: “All right... ‘I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.’"

            I know I am called to offer grace in my everyday interactions with people. I am to be salt and light. The less I interrupt people, the more grace I offer people.

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