The inauguration of President Obama has been dominating news coverage and rightfully so. It represents an historic milestone for our country. I was watching coverage of the morning after prayer service.
As middle school students you are beginning the most important battle of your life, a battle that will literally last for the rest of your life. You should not expect to fight the battle perfectly, but you need to spot when you’re off the trail and get back on.
One of the most popular words in education and in psychology is self-esteem. Sometimes I hesitate to use it because it is used so often. But, the truth is that self esteem is the most important goal we can have for ourselves, our friends and our family members.
Sometimes, you just have to change. You may have gotten yourself into bad habits that are making your life miserable. Sometimes, you just see a chance to do better than you’re doing.
From time to time, I look at the little book entitled, “The World According to Mr. Rogers. It was published around the time of his death in 2003. It is a gentle book with words from a gentle man, Fred Rogers.
During the 8-1/2 years I have been writing and delivering “Words of Wisdom,” I have been inspired by many people in my attempt to express helpful thoughts for living. I have heard my mother’s words from my youth.
I read a book a couple years back aimed at young adults. It carried some big time lessons. The book is called, “Fat Kid Rules the World,” by K. L. Going. It’s about a 17 year-old boy named Troy Billings who weighs in at a hefty 298 pounds. He is large and unhappy and is considering suicide at the beginning of the book.