How will the ending affect your beginning?
December 31. January 1.
High school graduation. College first-year experience.
Digital detachment. Digital detachment.
Rainbow bridge. Puppy adoption.
Open door. Closed door.
Letting go. Moving forward.
[You fill in the ending. You fill in the beginning.]
Endings. Beginnings. Beginnings. Endings.
Once a month, Roxie and I can witness a full moon descending over the beach dunes while the sun peaks over the ocean waves. At once we can see the ending of the preceding day and the beginning of the new.
The past yields to the present. We build on our progress and learn from our stumbles. We can move forward or curl up.
In 30 days, the calendar turns. What matters to you before the year ends? How will the ending affect your beginning?
Video Recommendation of the Week:
A poem (with Native American flute accompaniment) reminds us that
“For sometimes things must end. Try not to cling tightly.
Fearing what is around the bend. Endings and beginnings.”
For more about community building and sustainability,
look for my new book,
Community as a Safe Place to Land,
due out the beginning of 2019. More information to come.
Make it an inspiring and grateful week and H.T.R.B. as needed.
For information about and to order my most recent book, Stories about Teaching, Learning, and Resilience: No Need to be an Island, click here. A few colleges and one state-wide agency have adopted it for training and coaching purposes. Contact me if you and your team are interested in doing the same.
The paperback price on Amazon is now $14.99 and the Kindle version stands at $5.99. Consider it for a faculty orientation or a mentoring program. The accompanying videos would serve to stimulate community-building conversations at the beginning of a meeting.
Pearson Education publishes my student textbooks for life success—Choices for College Success (3rd edition) and Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? (3rd edition).
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