Gillian is a seven-year old girl who cannot sit in school. She continually gets up, get distracted, flies with thought and doesn’t follow lessons. Her teacher worry about her, punish her, scold her, reward her a few times that she is attentive, but nothing. Gillian does not know to sit and cannot be attentive.

When she comes home, her mother punishes her too. So not only does she, Gillian have bad grades punishment at school but she also suffers from them at home. 

One day. Gillian’s mother is called to the school. The lady, sad as someone waiting for bad news, takes her hand and goes to the interview room, the teacher speak of illness  of an  obvious disorder .maybe its hyperactivity or maybe she needs a medication

During the interview an older teacher arrives who knows the little girl, he asks all the adults, mother, and colleagues, to follow him into an adjoining room from where she can still be seen. As he leaves, he tells Gillian that they will be back soon and turns on an old radio with music.

As the girl is alone in the room, she immediately gets up and begin to move up and down chasing the music in the air with her feet and her heart. The teacher smiles as the colleagues and the mother look at him between confusion and compassion, as is often done with the old.so he say’s

“see? Gillian is not sick Gillian is a dancer

He recommends that her mother take her to a dance class and that her colleagues make her dance from time to time. she attends her first lesson and when she gets home she tell her mother

Everyone is like me, no one can sit there

In 1981, after a career as a dancer, opening her own dance academy and receiving international recognition for art, Gillian Lynne became the choreographer of the musical “cats”

Hopefully all “different” children find adults capable of welcoming them for who they are and for what they lack.

Long live the differences, the little black sheep and the misunderstood. They are the ones who create beauty in this world

So when you feel like you don’t belong, when nothing you do is acceptable at the time just know that your uniqueness or your difference is what makes you stand out. So be you, do you, and be comfortable in your own skin.

Thank you for reading this article, if you have read and inspired you kindly subscribe, like, share and leave a comment.

“let’s grow together”


Published by Innocent Keith

Self motivated and instrument of change. A graduate of Technical University of Mombasa with a Bachelors in Mass Journalism, which has empowered me with instrument and tools to be an effective communicator. I am motivated to be an instrument of change in my society and i see a time like this calls for a exemplary leader to impact change.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: