#34 The Best Thing About the Last Day of Summer…
….is that you get to look forward to the first day coming again! In between now and then, we get to enjoy the blessings of many holidays that bring so much love and joy.
No matter what your age or what you do for a living, there is nothing like the first day of school. You’ve experienced it, and whether you’ve enjoyed it or not, there is nothing like it. IT’S THE FIRST DAY! Now you get to watch your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, or family friends experience it. Personally speaking, I think it’s the best!
The first day of school brings with it such a mix of emotions. For children and adults alike, it can usher in excitement, apprehension, anxiety, and fear of the unknown. Some wait all summer for the first day of school, while others hide under their covers begging for the summer to never end.
Either way, the start of the new school year brings a host of heart-warming holidays I look forward to celebrating with family and friends: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year. Before you know it, the snow has arrived and we’re honoring those we love on Valentine’s Day, coloring our beer green on St. Patrick’s Day, and waiting patiently for the crocuses to peek their heads out of the ground to prove to us spring is on its way.
Before we know it, spring has sprung, and we’re making plans for the Memorial Day weekend. See how quickly the year goes? It’s like twenty minutes. In all seriousness, we all know how important it is to savor each moment; to live each day to its fullest and to be as present as we can in each situation. It’s a practice and shifting your mindset to one that is more lighthearted and fun can really alter your world and change the way you look at things; even the end of summer.
For those of you that are dreading the start of the school year, think about all the great things that happen in your world as a result of the new flow. For those of you who are welcoming it, run straight toward it embracing it for all it has to offer. Either way, it’s temporary. Summer will come around again, we just need to be patient, bless it as it goes, and bless the new school year as it arrives. The things we don’t welcome into our lives happen to teach us how to look at things in a whole new light.
I hope you’re looking at the end of summer with a warm, sparkly glow, and see the new fall season with peace in your heart. Love <3
40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club – Angela Watson