Words of Wisdom
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Friday, July 28, 2017
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When you were very small and learning to walk, everyone around you was very encouraging. They probably said things like: "Come on! You can do it!" With all that encouragement from others, learning to walk was much easier.

No matter how old we are, whether we are two years old or eighty years old, we all need encouragement from those around us. We need to be encouraged to be the best we can be.

Now listen to these words from Goethe (GER-tuh), a German literary genius:

"If you treat a man as he is, he will stay as he is; but, if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be, and could be, he will become that bigger and better man."

I wonder what would have happened if everyone around you had expected you to crawl the rest of your life? Do you think you might still be crawling?

This school year, let's give each other enthusiastic words of support. Let's expect only the best from ourselves and each other. If Goethe is right, we can all be bigger and better people with a little encouragement.

With something to think about, you can make it a great day . . . or not. The choice is yours.


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