Not every student is excited for the first day of school.
Not everyone is inspired by the blank pages of a brand new notebook.
Not everyone easily relinquishes shapeless summer days for the confines of a set schedule.
Not everyone looks at ten months on the calendar as a glass more than half full.
No, not every student is excited for the first day of school.
But, oh, the excitement when one corner of the world suddenly shines in the light of new understanding.
The pride of a hard earned Way to Go! and Job Well Done!
The inspiration of a book, a subject, a skill you never even knew how much you would love.
That extra inch taller you feel when, even as you look up to older students, you realize there are younger students looking up to you.
So to all reluctant students on their first day of school:
May these joyful moments so fill each of the days of the school year to come that, before you know it, you really will be excited—celebrating the glorious last!