How lovely you are,
my wife my bride.
How strong is your spirit!
you store up for winter,
so we never go without.
You are the toast of those who know you.
You bless the earth
on which you walk,
inspiring it to grow.
Nature inspires awe simply by being itself.
You can do the same.
Because you are.
Surround yourself with people that enliven and inspire you
Peers and mentors alike
We all need them, and we all need to be them for others
A friend and a guide
Doing life together
Why do we teach?
Because we see ourselves in you,
we live vicariously through your struggles and growth
we cheer your victories and lament your defeats
because we know one day, our tree will fall
and you will rise to tower above,
to provide shade for animals
and protection for saplings,
and in turn will enjoy the view.
So we must do what we can today
to ensure than our students’ future
will be brighter than any we ever knew.
To overcome what you overcome
to face your crippling self-doubt, self-deception
and to come, step by step,
unity again with yourself, God, and others,
It’s no small feat.
Way to go! Take a moment now to re-celebrate your victory.
You inspired me
to snowboard, to play guitar
to take risks, and to take a bite
out of life (literally).
You inspire me still.
Am I good enough?
No, I am not, because
“good enough” for you or him
or her or them changes.
Sometimes, I’m that. Sometimes, I’m not.
So, no, I am not good enough,
but I’m here. I care. I commit.
I show up even when times are hard,
and I’d rather be a mediocre player
who shows up even when he’s down,
than a superstar who magically appears
only when they are at their best.
I do know a God who is good enough.
Always good enough.
I do my best to follow his lead.