Shannon learnt a lesson from an unlikely source… her middle child.
She loaded her bank card onto her phone in preparation for her family’s 2 week holiday to Exmouth. Towards the end of the trip Shannon’s middle child, who is usually quiet and introverted, offered her a piece of advice. “You know when you pay with your credit card on your phone you don’t have to turn your phone face down. You can just hover your phone as it is.” Shannon was shocked that he kept it to himself for so long. “For 2 weeks he had been watching me grab my phone and turn it over and didn’t say anything.”
Wozza does chaplaincy work at different schools, which includes a resilience program called ‘Grits’. He was going through what each letter stands for (G is for growth, R is for resilience, I is for integrity) and asked the pre-primary class what integrity means. One boy said, “My mum told me integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.” At another school, he asked them the same question and told them a pre-primary student had been able to give him the answer. One of the year 5 boys put up his hand and said that was his brother, so Wozza asked him if he also knew the definition of integrity. “He said I don’t know. The whole class started laughing like ‘mate your brother is smarter than you!'”
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