Tonight I am grateful for my friend, David Schwartz. He's a children's book author. He asked me to take his place as a guest blogger on a popular blog. I've been working on it and feeling glad to have been asked.
It's funny, I think, that it's so pleasing to be asked to do someone a favor, to help someone out.
I guess it's the need we all have to be needed.
As a teacher, one of the best and most reliable ways to help a student who needs you is to ask them to do something for you...pick up the floor, put up the chairs, wash the tables. It's the best thing in the world to be needed and helpful.
I think that's how we get teenagers so angry. We don't let them help.