This week was the first day of piano lessons for the school year. 26 students, give or take a couple who forgot their books, sat on my piano bench this week. I am crazy about each of them, and they come in all sizes and colors. Most all of my students are funny and would just as soon talk as play the piano.
Today one of my beginning students had something very worth while to say. He informed me that he has to protect his mind because he can’t sleep. If he reads a book about snakes it keeps him awake. Of course, I had to take the golden opportunity to explain how as an adult I have to guard my mind too.
I am pleased that his parents have explained the importance of self-control when it comes to what he puts in his mind. I had to smile when he told me he thought he would read his piano book before going to bed, he didn’t think that would keep him awake.