All good things must come to an end, and by the looks of my Instagram, you girls have fully embraced the fact that summer is over and it is time to head back to school. I have seen so many stylish back to school outfits; from my first time kindergarteners to my high school friends. From the looks of it, I can tell that this is going to be the best school year yet.One of my favorite things about the Back to School season is that it is the start of a fresh year. To me, it kind of feels more like “New Year” than January 1st does. And just like resolutions in the New Year, I enjoy making goals for myself in the “New [School] Year.”
One of my goals can challenge all of us as we prepare to dive head first into this year. It is simply this: To See People. I am praying that I will be able to see those around me in a new way. I hope that I will be able to do the small things that encourage people in big ways. I desire to be a girl who loves and includes those whom I encounter in my day-to-day life.
School is such a great place to practice this goal. You girls are going to encounter so many people as you settle in to your new classes, lunch tables, bus routes, etc. It is almost like each day holds hundreds of opportunities for you to practice seeing those around you and loving them with an extraordinary love. I think this is a great opportunity for all of us, as girls, to encourage each other to make this a school year unlike any other school year.
I am praying for each one of you precious girls as you start back to school. I am so proud of the ways you are going to grow and love this year.
Oh, and just for fun- here is a photo of me on my first day of 3rd Grade.