Having recently received a truly loving and deeply appreciative email from Kristy Wood, it made me stop to feel just how much I appreciate Kristy and what I love about her.
Just in a matter of a few lines, Kristy shared her absolute love, warmth and appreciation of my expression, my writing and me.
It wasn’t so much about the words that Kristy shared, though these were heartfelt and important, but the absolute love, depth and care felt in every word written.
I have never met Kristy as she lives on the other side of the world, so I cannot share about day to day life, but what I do know is how much I am inspired by her – her absolute depth of wisdom, love, passion, commitment and care for people, kids, teachers, community and education.
Kristy and I work together on a global project called ‘Teachers are Gold’. I love the clarity and truth Kristy brings, she makes it very real.
Since I have known Kristy for the past four and half years, Kristy’s love and depth has grown more and more.
When you listen to Kristy speak about people, children and education, you can’t help but feel the absolute lived authority and power that she is and holds, and the absolute rock solid, steadfast support she brings to everyone – kids, classrooms, teachers, head teachers, parents, schools and the communities in which she works and lives, not to mention her wicked sense of humour and playfulness as well.
Hearing Kristy presenting about her experiences in life, you cannot help but feel the humbleness she lives, and I would say she may not even realise just how incredibly awesome she is.
Her work has won awards, and there are so many people that have nothing but absolute respect for Kristy and the work she offers. I know for a fact, people across the world are deeply inspired by Kristy and all that she is and lives.
Kristy is also not afraid to stand up and speak the truth, no matter what that may be, having recently written an incredible article speaking up against lies and abuse.
Kristy is a true role model for kids and adults too.
It’s not often we open up as a society and share this normal way of being and expressing with one another in the world, appreciating everything we love and adore about a person or a group.
This is what I love about Kristy Wood: her willingness to go there and appreciate people with absolute truth, depth, genuine warmth, love, and care.
Kristy has taken the bar of love and appreciation to a whole new level. Kristy Wood rocks this world!
By Gyl Rae, 38, Teacher, Scotland
|Gyl Rae works as a Visiting Arts Teacher, loves writing about life, supporting people and works as a volunteer on Global projects.|
|Kristy Wood loves working with people to develop initiatives that build a sense of community and support wellbeing.
You can read more about Kristy Wood at www.kidsinconnection.com
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