Know Thyself!

Happy Friday, Y’all!

And if it seems too typical to say, try this one on for size: T.G.I.F.!

Usually in the mornings, I like to write these tidbits before I eat something. But this morning, I was awakened by a strong cool breeze coming in the window over my head so I suspect Mother Nature’s season of Autumn weather has arrived in South Florida, too! That’s cool! Being born and raised in New York and attending boarding school in New Hampshire has left its mark on me as well. I enjoy a strong cool breeze and even a bit of winter weather from time to time …. not ALL the time … but from time to time! But this day, I had some breakfast including a hot cup of tea to get me started! Thank you God!

Latest international report has Omar Ghadaffi dead in Libya. What a story, right?! People I know are still saying that Osama bin Laden is still alive since we haven’t seen the pictures of his corpse. Then, on a webpage last night and this morning, I saw an article about Steve Jobs blasting Obama in a meeting …. before his death obviously. I am not sure if I want to read that one but I probably will over the weekend. Obama’s got his hands full and Steve Jobs’ memory for me will remain with Apple Computers …. peace be still.

As another year is coming to a close, if you haven’t noticed already, and the season is changing with Thanksgiving and the Holy Days before we know it, I have taken some time to do a “self inventory”. So, what have you done for YOU lately? Do you know what you need from this life? Do you know what you need from your family and friends? Have you told them or do you try to do it all on your own? As my motto for Educational Excellence advocates, “KNOW THYSELF”! Whatever it takes, remember that this journey is not so much about what you can acquire and whom you can influence or control, but this journey is yours to share with those who appreciate and accept you …. for who you are and for whom you’ve chosen to be. So “Strive to be the Best” … that you can be!

“No man (person) can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself (oneself).” – James Russell Lowell

My strength today is based upon a sincere relationship with myself. (TOUCHSTONES October 21st)

Have a wonder-filled weekend!


John I. Cook, Director

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