Ruby Rae's God Sighting

My name is Ruby Rae. I am 11 years old. I am in 5th grade.

I am going to tell you what I know about feelings.

I am named after Ruby Bridges. She was an African American girl who went to an all-white school in first grade.

She was probably scared, brave, sometimes worried, sometimes confident.

Your feelings are yours, you get to have them all.

I ride the bus to or from school, which sometimes makes me feel good and sometimes makes me feel bad. One afternoon the bus driver put me behind him with a Kindergartener. After a while, she got tired, and I was wondering if I should let her lay on my shoulder. Eventually I said, you can lay on my shoulder if you want. It made me feel super happy because my little brother Blaise doesn’t lay on my shoulder as much as he used to. I found out she was a big sister and that made me feel good, because when you’re the oldest sibling you don’t have an older sibling to comfort you.

Your feelings are yours, you get to have them all.

My bus driver is over-protective and scared, and I feel bored and frustrated. Your feelings are yours. You get to have them all.

I like to listen to JOY FM, but it makes me feel left out because most listeners are adults. They can go to the concerts and I can’t because I’m a kid. Your feelings are yours. You get to have them all.

JOY FM makes me feel like you always have to be happy and can’t have sad feelings. BUT!! Your feelings are yours. You get to have them all.

I know that there are a lot of different emotions.

Sometimes we feel strongly, and sometimes we don’t. It’s ok to have all of our emotions, but it’s good to have a plan when our emotions get big.

Your feelings are yours. You get to have them all.