When this olde man was just a lad, living in a rural community in western Oregon, and the school year was getting underway, the big deal, way back then in the dark ages of the last century, was whether we had enough yellow pencils to do the work we were going to be expected to do...with good erasers. Seems I erased more than I wrote, trying to get "it" right...according to my teachers. :-)
Today, our neighbor, Sean, has stepped into his high school career...first day...no yellow pencils insight. But, he's got his smartphone, and his iPad (I think...), and his excitement over his first day of high school at Valor.
His dad, mom and he are the finest of neighbors anyone could ask for. It's been a delight to watch Sean grow from an infant to an active boy to the makings of one fine man. It is developing young men and women, like Sean, who give me deep hope for the future.
Got a text from his Mom a few minutes ago, in response to a text I had sent her asking how she was "surviving" taking him to his first day of high school...having also watched her survive elementary and middle schools. lol What she texted back encouraged this olde soul.
Lining the three entrances to Valor this morning were the upperclassmen cheering on and welcoming the freshmen. If that's not the essesence of "total cool!" for the first day of high school...then I'm not sure what is. She said Sean was excited.
Well...yah! Me too. What a way to step into the future.
As I get into this day, that leaves me with a question for both of us. You. Me. You may just want to pass this along. Better yet...just do it. I sincerely hope this is a better than average day for you...and for each person you personally encounter.
Who do you need to be cheering on in this day?
Just do it. :-) As creatively as you can.
It will be good for both of you...........!
.......I hope you get the point.