Friday, January 13, 2006

Thought for the week...

Dear Bridges,

Have you ever seen Mr. Rogers Neighborhood on TV? I know, you may laugh when you think of the show. However, Mr. Rogers was a very insightful person and offered a lot of wisdom and encouragement to everyone around him. Here is a bit of his advice:

I wish that many times I had heard that "just who you are at this moment, with the way that you're feeling, is fine. You don't have to be anything more than who you are right now." I'd like to think it's also something that's happened to me through the years, that I'm more able to accept myself as I happen to be, rather than as somebody thought I should be.
-Fred Rogers

Here's to being you!
Thinking of you, Mrs. Swartz

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I meant to update the blog once a week. Lately, it has been once a month. However, it is a new year and we are back on track with a once a week update. I hope that you all had a nice break away from school and enjoyed the holiday with family, friends, and loved ones. I miss you all! This spring will go very fast! The Etas will be graduating before they know it and the Thetas and Iotas will be back for another life-changing summer!

Here is a long thought for the year....

Every day you change the world in some way. You cannot avoid doing it. After this day is over, the world will be a little bit different place because of what you have done. Will it be a better place, or worse, or just different? That depends on what you do.

Why should you care? Because you are a part of the world. The positive things you do, come back to you, as do the negative things. You cannot escape the consequences of your own thoughts and actions. So make them the best that you can.

You can change the world. You will change the world. You have the power and the ability to change it for the better, right this moment and every moment. As long as your're going to change the world, you might as well change it in a positive way.

You're changing the world. It's a big responsibility and a tremendous opportunity. Make the best of it, today and everyday.