Easter teaches us that endings are only new beginnings if we allow ourselves to believe in the circle of life.
This concept is true of everything we experience while living our time on this planet …how many times have we reflected back on what we thought was a terrible ending (fired from a job, broken relationship, loss of a loved one) only to discover that the ending opened up new possibilities of seeing the world differently and our place in it…an ending that gave us the gift of a new beginning… that took us higher than we ever imagined or happier than we ever thought possible?
I have decided that the term for a pessimist should be… a person who only sees endings...while an optimist is always looking for new beginnings.
In order to make this positive thought switch-over…we must work on losing our fear…replacing it with determination to use the opportunity of a “new day” to address the problems left unresolved in the arenas of politics, economics, health, and environment…just to name a few.
In education we need to stress to young learners the importance of courage, bravery, and perseverance in today’s world…we must first speak out, and then take action to bring about reform.
Our children have a wonderful opportunity to be part of a new beginning…not only for our country…but the world!
If there was ever a time to speak out…now is it. Getting involved in letting our voices be heard loudly and clearly is so much more courageous than simply repeating or echoing someone else’s actions.
We need to encourage children to express their views openly on what they see as right or wrong choices from their own perspective. Challenge children to think about options for solving some of the world’s problems…you will be amazed at what they tell you!
So until tomorrow…
It is time for me to sign off now…night is approaching, another day is ending…but for me…I will dwell on happy thoughts in anticipation of new beginnings and surprises awaiting dawn with its light on the world.
So until tomorrow…
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh