I spend my weekdays encouraging, teaching, and motivating children to stretch beyond their limits and see their potential. I have the joy to of working in a "Leader In Me" school.
A key principle of this leadership model is this, EVERYONE is a leader. It fits snuggly with our schools' mission statements and strategic plan....EVERYONE can learn and EVERYONE is a leader.
We might be leaders in different ways and with different venues but EVERYONE can be a leader. Some of our best leaders are creative. If Maya Angelou is right, and creativity is endless, there are no limits to where you can go and what you can do. What are you waiting for?
Are you using your creativity?
Happy Tuesday everyone! What have you been up to? I must admit, I haven't been up to much. This summer I made a conscience decision to relax and enjoy time with family, catch up on some sleep, and NOT plan. This is a challenge for me, I'm a planner. I'm the first-born-organizer.
Within a couple weeks I not only adjusted to not having a schedule or expectations on the calendar each week, I started to like it. As the school year starts and I attempt to "get in the groove", I find myself transitioning slowly back into routine.
In life we have choices to make each day, the first one might be automatic for most of you yet for some, it is the most challenging...the first choice you make is to swing your feet out from the sheets and get up in the morning. Stand up, breathe in a deep breath, and thank God for this new day.
This summer I chose to relax. This Autumn, I chose to meld my need for organization and planning with a more relaxed and laid back approach. It's a choice. A choice I believe will benefit my family, friends, and me.
What do you choose today?
What do you see when you look at this picture? Do you see an animal? Creature? Or do you simply see a log with pipe sticking out of it? Regardless of your imaginative state, let me share what I see in this picture. I bet it will surprise you.
This was on my Dad's deck the other day. I inadvertently walked past it and into the house. Dad asked, "Did you see your gift on the deck?" I admitted "No, must be I was day dreaming." I turned and looked out the window to see this. An instant, "That's awesome! I can't wait!" Dad smiled
Later that same day, after picking some tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden Dad and I assumed our positions on the deck to visit. Our minds are on the same wave length often and this was one of those moments. We both looked at this object and started laughing, at the same time.
We started listing off the animals or things it looked like. We had fun and then Dad said, I wonder what people driving by will think. "It looks like a giant ant, maybe someone will call an exterminator for you." Laughter....
Regardless of what you see in this picture, I see a gift-of-love from a Dad and Grandpa for his daughter and granddaughter. I see a memory of time spent visiting with my Dad. I see hope that joy isn't found in money but in the time spent and love shared between those we cherish the most.
What item in your house might not look like much to a visitor, but to you...
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323