Blessings, rights, freedom-multiple them

The alarm sounds, and we are off to a new day! The daily calendar is full! Every minute is scheduled with tasks to complete, meetings to attend, places to go, meals to prepare, messages to answer, decisions to make, and the list goes on. When is there time to notice the blessings? Instead of focusingContinue reading “Blessings, rights, freedom-multiple them”

Seeds Grow, and we harvest

Each year I can look from my window and see the tractors pull into the fields. They cultivate and prepare, plant the seeds and add fertilizer to help the crops grow. I watch as the corn and beans grow. They reach tall into the sky. Soon it is time for the buses to make theirContinue reading “Seeds Grow, and we harvest”

Tuesday Talks and Topics

Topic today: Trauma As you work with others, it is always helpful to have an organized approach for positive results. While being a leader in a school, I knew every minute was valuable. Having a focused plan, a weekly or daily announcement to staff needed to be structured to support our goals and having conversationsContinue reading “Tuesday Talks and Topics”

Knowledge and Wisdom

Are knowledge and wisdom the same? Can you have one without the other? Growing in our life journey brings us to many milestones. We celebrate when we reach them and acknowledge the achievements we make. We gain knowledge through learning in school. Memorizing facts, solving equations, discovering historical timelines and more. Take a look aroundContinue reading “Knowledge and Wisdom”

How do you prepare for the day?

You will not find alarm clocks at our house. We naturally wake up early every morning before it is time to be up. I believe there are days we beat the birds! They still get the worms, though! The first thing is to make the coffee! This is the essential first step to the day!Continue reading “How do you prepare for the day?”

Tuesday tasks, to-do lists-Goals

During my career, I had many opportunities to learn from others and evaluate my daily efforts. It was the work with the Wallace Foundation that helped to point out to me how you can take control of the day or let the day control you. It is great to have a to-do list of thingsContinue reading “Tuesday tasks, to-do lists-Goals”

Thoughts?

Education for many students wrapped up for the 20-21 school year. My parents pushed me to get an education as they were not able to receive it. What do you think? Is education the way to change the world? What does this statement mean? Do you agree with this statement? Is this how we areContinue reading “Thoughts?”

Advice? Take it, give it or refuse it?

Can I give you some advice? Have you heard that before? Well, if I were you, I would…. I would have never made that decision. What were they thinking? As a leader, many people will look at the decisions you make and provide advice. Do you accept advice from others? How do you determine whoContinue reading “Advice? Take it, give it or refuse it?”

Let’s Debate

Do we see debates over issues? A debate is a discussion of opposing sides of a specific topic, subject, or issue. An example would be a discussion of the pros and cons of reopening schools after Covid-19. I think I have seen some…. At least they resemble debates. We most likely would see debates inContinue reading “Let’s Debate”

The road you travel

“Being brave is when you are afraid of doing something, but you do it anyway. Do not let what scares you keep you from continuing on your path….” -What the Road Said. It is our fears of the unknown that can hold us back, or we are afraid of failing. When we do not believe in ourselves and our abilities, it prevents us from trusting the road we travel.