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Sparkling Water Spring

 Dropped on the driveway as I was packing  up my car, an unexpected photo op!  
 
Thank you free dictionary Sprung didn’t look correct but it could have been used 

v. sprang or, often, sprung; sprung; spring•ing; v.i.

1. to rise, leap, or move suddenly and swiftly: a tiger about to spring.

2. to be released suddenly from a constrained position: The door sprang open.

3. to issue forth suddenly or forcefully: Oil sprang from the well.

Or #4. Sparkling water sprang from the can. It sprung a leak.

Citation:   Definitions excerpt –

Random House    Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.


This School Dictionary Lacks Empathy

Last week I had told an 8th grade student how I appreciated her showing empathy to me.

She smiled.

But then I asked her, do you know what empathy means?

She said she didn’t think she did.  Not sympathy. So I wrote it on a piece of paper for her to look up in a dictionary later on as we were downstairs.

Later she brought me this dictionary.  She told me empathy wasn’t in it. What?  Let me see that.

I took it from her and looked and stared.

She was absolutely right!

It has emotion, but not empathy.

I think empathy is an important quality to possess and needs to be taught as well.

 

I couldn't believe it either.

 

 


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