A Back to School Blessing for Reluctant Students

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!

4 thoughts on “A Back to School Blessing for Reluctant Students”

  1. As always Stephanie, you are inspirational. Your originality, flow of ideas, and ability to communicate in a meaningful way touches my soul. I feel so blessed to be a recipient of your wisdom. Thank you for sharing and enriching me, Rosalyn

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  2. As always Stephanie, you are inspirational. Your originality, flow of ideas, and ability to communicate in a meaningful way touches my soul. I wish all students could be the recipient of your encouragement !

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  3. Oh how well I know this feeling! Third grade was so hard for my son as he became more aware of his learning challenges. He started crying as we approached the classroom – so, so difficult to leave him that day.

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