September is the time of year when many young people will be leaving home to study or work elsewhere, small children might be starting nursery school, older children going back after their long Summer holiday. All these young people will probably be filled with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. One chapter of their life is closing and another is opening. This post is for them, to wish them luck and for those left behind too.
A friend of mine went to a farewell part for her nephew who is going to Japan for two years. He is going to the other side of the world. He is in his early twenties and is very excited. It is a wonderful chance for him to learn and specialise in his chosen field. We were talking about his card and what she should write in it. She liked a phrase from the Dalai Llama but neither of us could remember it exactly.
Give your children roots to grow, wings to fly and a reason to come back again.
Of course lots of people who go away, don't come back. Life can take them faraway from where they started, but the experiences of your early years, your growing up years stay with you forever and you take them with you.
Here's a joke for the day
Tony: So, where are you from?
Tony; Which part?
Gordon; All of me.
|It doesn't take much to show you care|