Unless I'm mistaken the world is not ending tomorrow.
But, of course, it could.
As I ponder the fate of the world on this Friday afternoon, I wonder if the world did end tomorrow, would I be satisfied?
I enjoy life. I enjoy the smell of fresh cut grass. I enjoy watching the seasons change. I enjoy baseball. I enjoy so many things.
But most of all I enjoy people.
Oh, don't get me wrong. People can be frustrating, maddening, ornery, cantankerous, rude, spiteful, mean . . . I think you get the idea.
People are not always pleasant.
But I work in schools. Schools are full of people who make you believe that people are good. Mostly schools are full of students. And students send me letters like this:
A first grader sent me this letter this week. It had been a rather long week. At times it seemed like the world was going to end.
But this young first grader reminded me of why I am here.
Life is full of really wonderful things. Most importantly, life is full of people like this young first grader. A person who still sees wonder in the world. A person who is excited about life.
May I always be so full of wonder and so full of life.
Until the world really does end!