Saturday, September 1, 2012

Extra School Lessons

The past few weeks, students have started a new school year.  Through the years, I’ve observed that some of life’s important lessons are taught, learned, and applied in addition to the curriculum.

You only get one chance to make a good first impression.
Attitude is alittle” thing that makes a “BIG” difference.

Manners count.  Please and thank you are important words to remember and use.

Words matter.  They can harm or encourage.  It’s better to build people up rather than tear them down.

A student may not remember all that was taught that day, but they will remember how they were treated.

The more time and energy you are willing to invest, the better the chance for a successful outcome.

What you choose to invest in today can make a difference in what you accomplish in the future.

Working well with others is just as important in 6th grade and 12th grade, and all the other grades, as it was in Kindergarten.

There is always at least one more thing to learn.  It’s easier to discover if you are in the process of looking for it.

Random acts of kindness are a blessing to the one served as well as to the one who does them. 

It is important to ask for and accept help when you need it and to offer and give it when others are in need.

Choose your friends wisely.  You tend to become like those you are around the most.

Respect others.  Respect yourself.  Respect property.

Friends, joy, and laughter add a lot to the journey.

Even though we may not all be enrolled in “school” this year, God continues to provide opportunities for us to learn, grow, and serve along the way.

2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

I Corinthians 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

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