The bell rings and a slew of students rush past me. Some with smiles, other with tears. A little one tugs on my shirt and asks if I could help her find her teacher. A smile evokes upon my face as I take her hand and show her the way to her classroom. The senerio repeats about four more times before I am able to make my way to where I need to be. Another school year has begun. New beginnings, new friendships, new knowledge to uncover. It's a great time to be a teacher.
Across town there is another person starting a fresh path in life. Now that she is an upperclsasman, my daughter has exciting opportunities waiting for her. This past week she started her first job! It's so hard to believe that she is grown enough to be out in the working world, yet I am so proud that she is. Each morning she is eager to start her day and looks forward to giving her best.
Has life found you headed in a different direction? Do you drag your heels and resist it, or open your arms to embrace what you don't know? As much as sometimes we wish it would, nothing ever remains the same. Change is good. That is something I learned when I was in school.