Health Tip #15

Posted on 12/15/2017

WEEKLY HEALTH TIP - By Mrs. Best/P.E. Teacher - Health Tip #15 -  Change The WorldLast week I had the wonderful opportunity to teach our middle schoolers about leadership. We talked about how they could be leaders of peace. The lesson?

                  “We must lead ourselves well before we try leading others.”

We talked about good leaders and bad leaders throughout history.  I hope that our conversations about this foundational leadership lesson has stirred their hearts and minds to make a conscious effort to develop good character and practice core virtues on a daily basis. Legend has it that the following words were written on the tomb of an Anglican bishop (AD 1100) in the crypts of Westminster Abbey:

“When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world.  As I grew older and wiser I discovered the world would not change – So I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country, but it too seemed immovable.  As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.  And now I realize as I lie on my deathbed, if I had only changed myself first, then by example I might have changed my family. From their inspiration and encouragement I would then have been able to better my country, And who knows, I might have even changed the world.”

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