Seize the moment & shine the light

The arrival and dismissal line, the hallways, the interactions with students, and the moments we have to make a difference. Every opportunity has the potential to be the light in someone’s world.

Every day, students and staff fill the hallways of schools with the baggage of what goes on in their world.  Their experiences, their pain, their struggles, and the moments they wish they could relive again. However each person, that enters the halls of the schools, has the potential to make an impact on someone else’s life.

Think about it this way. You’re having a tough morning and you have a wonderful discussion with a student or colleague, once you get to your campus, which turns your whole day around. You’re confident and ready to seize the day of wonder ahead of you.

What was it that someone said? Who truly knows. Sometimes it’s just the acknowledgment and the interaction that matters. Sometimes people need to be validated and other times people need to be told they’re doing a great job. Sometimes it’s the time someone takes to make you shine in the light. Their intentions, interactions with you matter. Whatever the reason, staff and students need to know they matter to someone each day. 

SHINE into the lives of others

You have the power to shine the light into the lives of others by words and actions. Seizing the moment may just turn someone’s day around for the better. Your move. Will you make someone’s day by a comment or compliment? It will matter in the lives of others. It can be a compliment, smile, or a mixture of a few things.

Every person deserves to have the light shined on them daily.  Every interaction has the power to have an impact in someone’s life.

Seize the moments as they come!


Joyful, Mindful…YOU

Monday. A new work week full of possibilities, opportunities, and challenges that come along to make the week memorable. A week full of new possibilities that have yet to be discussed or determined. A mindset change on the banks of phasing out of the weekend fun. Something new to consider as you come into this new work week. A challenge of sorts. Something to think about as YOU encounter and seek others out this week.

It’s time to be joyful when entering this new work week. Be joyful in your actions and how you live your life today. Be joyful in the fact that you have a position that challenges yourself and impacts others each and everyday. Be joyful in the fact that you matter to others. They depend on you and are glad you are in their lives.

Be mindful of the new opportunities that come to light and who the audience is impacted by your decisions. Be mindful that someone is watching your every move to be grateful you’re in the lead. Be mindful of the conversations you have and encounter. Be mindful that YOU, yes you, make an impact each and every day by the spoken and written words.

Be You! Be the person you will want to be proud of. The person you would want others to be led by. The person that celebrates others and isn’t someone you can’t stand. Be the person who you want others to be around and have an impact on someone each and every day. Be the person you would be proud of and celebrate.

As you enter the new work week, think about it this way. What impact will you bring on others this week? Is it joyful, mindful, and authentic? What steps can you make to move this way? What can you do better to be joyful in your actions, mindful in your audience, and be you each and every day?
Be joyfulmindyou