A Perfect Definition

It was time for the first grade wellness class and oh, how I treasured those remarkable times!  There were always fun comments made by children who enthusiastically participated in the discussions.

 I planned to talk about STRESS that day, and how it effects our bodily functions.  The kids were going to learn to take their own pulse, and then run in place to see how their pulse rate increased. Then I would ask them just think about a scenario where they were running from something—to show how the thought alone would do the same thing.

To begin the discussion I asked if anyone could tell me if they knew what the word “stress” meant.   Julie raised her hand and said, “I really don’t know what it is—but my Mom says she has it.”  I responded that most everyone feels that way sometimes.  

Jack raised his hand and proclaimed, “Well, I know EXACTLY what it is, nurse.  Stress is what I FEEL when my mother tells me the school bus is out there and I can only find one shoe!”

Published by Susan Flemr

Retired former nurse and former Lutheran pastor. Happily living with her husband of 53 years in Des Moines Iowa. Two married sons and their beautiful families in Nichols, IA and Colorado Springs, CO.

4 thoughts on “A Perfect Definition

  1. well that i s the best definition!!
    What a book you are making !!
    love to you

    Sound and Energy Therapy, Pastel Paintings, and Poetry. Contact me by email or FB.


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