Food for Thought
I had some students view Annie Lamott’s Ted Talk on “12 Truths of Life”. I asked them to write their own 12 truths. The following was what one student wrote. It is quite insightful and promising. Used by permission. . .
One: Today may seem like a bad day, perhaps the worst day you’ve experienced thus far in your life, but at some point, you’ll have felt like this before. You’ll have gone to bed thinking that that day had been utterly awful and that it couldn’t get any worse…but you got through it. You got through that bad day, just like you’ll get through this one, and the many others that may come. Every strike brings you closer to the next home run.
Two: The days you spend at school will comprise some of the best days of your life. It may be tiring and annoying having to wake up early in the mornings, sitting through all those math classes and interacting with people you’d rather not see on a daily basis. But you’ll look back and realize that those days were full of so much laughter and so many accomplishments and that they cultivated who you are as a person.
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