Stopping and Going Forward

This morning, I am participating in the service to honor graduates of high school, college and graduate school. When you participate in these kinds of events, it inevitably draws up memories of your own graduations.

It makes me think how important it is to create times, especially as we get older, to stop and remember where we have been. It’s easy as time passes quickly and as spring changes into summer to race through the spring sports to summer swim team and summer camps.

I wonder if we would change as people and as teachers if instead of filling every minute full, we would build in some time to stop and reflect on the gifts that we have been given and the lives that we are leading. Would we change our daily routine? Would we change how we interact with each other?

Maybe not, but maybe by stopping we are actually going forward in a way that’s more meaningful.