To the Students:
It's another year forming the building blocks for your future. I know it seems like the 'cool' thing to do making fun of your teachers, and wondering why you're sitting in a class that seemingly doesn't matter; but take a step back. As much of what you're learning academically, you'll never know when you will need to recall some of the things you're soaking up in that class. You're setting the stage for a bright future, and as you discover the things you like to do, HAVE FUN WITH IT!!
You don't have to be a bump on a log student as your friends want you to be. Knowledge and Learning how to Learn is a valuable tool for you to have. Seize the moment!! You've got a lot of living to do, and this is going to help.
To The Teachers:
We Salute you!!
I still can't reconcile in my brain how someone can be paid millions of dollars to throw around an oblong ball as a profession, and you guys are literally influencing the future of our civilization with so little. If I ruled the world, that might be the first thing I'd switch. We'd be signing teachers to million dollar contracts, and cap the salaries on our sports teams to something of a normal wage.
Keep going!! We need you, and we're counting on you to provide safe, honest places where students can begin to learn how to discover the world around them. Who knows? You may have the next Fortune 100 CEO's in your class. Or maybe you'll have the next Medical Doctor whose going to uncover the next treatment we need. Or maybe, you'll have a government official, the next great law professor, or even a host of people willing to turn our economy around. We NEED YOU!!
And to all the Parents
Let's continue to encourage our kids in the gifts they were born with, remembering our goal is not to raise good kids. Our mission is to raise well healed, well trained, well adjusted adults. Sometimes we'll have those moments where everything clicks and our kids will notice the sacrifice it takes to be a parent, but most of the time that's not the case. It won't be until they have kids of their own they'll look back at the times you helped them and say, "WOW...I had no idea."
We need you to lock arms with like minded organizations for the comprehensive training and raising of our kids. As parents, we have a job to do, and it's one of the most influential jobs in a human beings formation. The beauty of being a parent can't be oversold. What a blessing to have children under our care for this season. And what a blessing it is to send them off with all the necessary tools we can provide for them to be successful.
It's back to school time, and from all of us here at The Journey, we say CONGRATULATIONS!!