Like Christmas Eve, the evening before an important day should be treated as a celebration.
So I proclaimed last evening Back to School Eve.
We celebrated by enjoying those around us, having a good meal and going to bed early in anticipation of the surprises that will come today.
Just like Christmas, today will be filled with gifts in the form of new students. Some will be presents we expected and are looking forward to.
Other gifts will be unexpected, like the home made sweater with Rudolf on it from Aunt Tilly.
But regardless, all the gifts are appreciated and welcome because they symbolize the beginning of beginnings.
So on the eve of new beginnings we should not feel tired and solemn because of the end of summer.
Remember that nothing lasts forever and all things come to an end–and that leads us always to a new start!
So remember to celebrate, dress up, share good food with good people and enjoy the presents! This time only comes once a year!
Merry Back to School Day!