I have started my company! "A Piece Full World"--We create a Peaceful World one
school at a time." I am a middle school counselor and a Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer. I share
with you my passion for keeping kids safe. We've got the physical safety down, but wow, we adults really need
to work on the emotional safety!
Here you go with the inspiration for my company's name. I hope you
"We gotta put the pieces together to magnificently change the world-otherwise it's
like a card table with the jigsaw pieces scattered about-you know what I mean-walk by on a blizzardy Ohio day-sipping a cup
of coffee-stand there (in house slippers) and try to slide a piece into place-nope! looked like it'd fit, but just a
little too much edge on it- I mean- you already had the yellow flowers in the corner done. They were pretty easy.
Now you have that great big mass of green forest to do! So what do you do? Do you sit down and get started--do
you resolve AT LEAST to get the tree's bark done?! Do you call Aunt Mildred in from the kitchen to help? How about
the kids-they're in the basement playing ex-box-maybe they'll come put a piece or two in---or do you shrug when the first
piece doesn't go in-heave a sigh-look out the window at the snow coming down (icy roads predicted!) and move on in to watch
football with Uncle Dick? And there lies the puzzle-yellow flowers done (they were easy)--but the subtle hues of the
blue sky-the varied greens and browns of the forest--well there they lie-scattered pieces on the card table--making you feel
guilty every time you walk by. Until springtime and the real yellow flowers come out and with some relief you get the
box out (with the picture of what it's supposed to look like on the box--more guilt!)--sweep the pieces into the box, fold
up the card table and out both go to the garage.
children are like that puzzle.
Our schools are like that puzzle.
communities are like that puzzle.
Our nation is like that puzzle.
We are subtly multi-hued. We are sometimes difficult to fit together.
It's easy to put the yellow flowers together-they stand out!
It's only when we work HARD together to assemble the entire puzzle--that onerous blue sky-that exasperating ARGH!!! forest
that we come together and that what this is! Because we know it's worth it.
So maybe that's what we're doing here-we're gathering round the card table and we're all putting the
puzzle together. It's hard work--and we know it's worth it."