The good Lord put eyes in the front our your head
rather than the back
so you could see where you are going
rather than where you've been.
The new school year starts in my district on Tuesday, September 2nd.
I am committed to looking forward trying to see where we are going instead of worrying about looking back to see where we have been.
The new school year beckons all of us.
We could all waste time looking back.
We could mourn the loss of last year because we had the best teacher, the best team, the best lunch. We could mourn leaving last year behind because it was the best year of our life!
We could also be eager to leave last year behind because it was, like Alexander's day, a horrible, no good, very bad year. We had a horrible teacher, a bad bus route, a no good lunch. So we look back eager to leave last year behind.
But instead of looking back. I want us to look forward.
Right now it is a clean slate.
My hope is that as we look forward we are anticipating the best, not fearing the worst.
My hope is that as we look forward we are committing ourselves to solving problems, not creating them.
My hope is that as we look forward we will find the joy inherent in learning new things, not dread the work that comes with learning.
A new school year starts Tuesday. I am looking ahead to see where we are going.