David does drama pro­duc­tions for chil­dren.

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He is also learn­ing sign lan­guage. Re­cently, he got to com­bine the two when a group of deaf chil­dren took to the stage to per­form a show – in sign!

The au­di­ence were en­chanted and ap­plauded at the end, but the the­atre was dark and many peo­ple’s hands just couldn’t be seen. The chil­dren stood for a while, then turned to file off-stage.

But David stopped them and ex­plained to the au­di­ence the sign equiv­a­lent of ap­plause was wav­ing hands in the air. When the chil­dren saw the sec­ond round of “ap­plause” their faces just lit up.

If we want to let oth­ers know how we are feel­ing, we need to talk in their lan­guage, and the first thing we might learn in any lan­guage is ap­pre­ci­a­tion.

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