The show is proof that history remembers/ We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger/ We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer.  Lin-Manuel Miranda, a sonnet from his Tony acceptance speech for Hamilton.

I plan to see the musical Hamilton this summer in Chicago. My 13- year-old granddaughter, Tuscany, is a complete Hamilton fan. She and her friends dressed up like characters from Hamilton for Halloween. She’s my inspiration to attend. I’m taking her…shhh, its a secret.

Hamilton is set in a time of bitter political rivalry but it is a story of patriotism and hope. In an interview with Oprah, Miranda said, “And the most important gift you can give your kids is empathy. It’s the number one tool in an artist’s toolbox. You can’t create art if you can’t understand what someone else has been through and then try to articulate it.”

Affirmation: I am empathetic

Coaching question: What’s one way you can be more empathetic towards those around you?


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