This fall semester has been quite interesting. I am not sure why, but I suspect something in the air has affected me as well as my students. Maybe it's the uncertainty regarding the economy, health care, Wall Street, the housing crisis or the constant bombardment of negative news.
I believe that in the middle of chaos and apparent negativity, one can find tremendous opportunities. I do not believe in surrender, and I therefore strive hard every day to project the hope and change that so many speak of but few truly attempt to deliver. I don't believe that words alone can change anything. Action changes lives and circumstances, not the sole existence of good intentions.
Words drift into the wind while actions remain imprinted. What good are my words if my actions serve another purpose, if my actions fail to support my words. I have discovered that life resembles an essay. The parts and pieces must work together, flow, connect and support the others. Lack of focus, organization and development leads to catastrophe in the essay. I know this to be true. Therefore, if life resembles an essay, what might the lack of focus, organization and development mean for the world, for you, for me, for my children and for yours?
Just my thoughts on this cool night here in Florida......