How do you change?

How do you change?

Change is inevitable for us all.  We can change from morning to night.  Our environment, our circumstances, our day – they change us.  Of course, new insights, new knowledge, new experiences – those change us as well.  Weather changes us too! How many times in the past week, when the sun has shone brightly through a window, have you felt better just because it wasn’t raining?    

The Lenten season is upon us, Easter break is almost here – change is in the air.  We have made a change in something we consume or perhaps something we watch – an act of self-sacrifice for 40 days.  This is our preparation for Easter Sunday. How we reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice for us, how we embrace this Lenten season matters.  We are showing our children, how to handle change.  It’s an important time, as our children have change coming – significant to them and our families.  

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In 84 short days, the 2018-2019 Linton Hall School year will come to a close.   With continued effort and dedication, students will find a new class waiting for them next year.  Some will move on to High School, some students will move to new states, all will experience change.  How does that feel to a student?  Do they embrace the new, do they face those changes with conviction or concern?  As part of our the many hats we all wear as mom’s and dad’s, let us remember to be those voices of calm reassurance for these coming changes.  Let this 40 days of Lent be a time we show our children, change is good – change fosters growth and that is an admirable goal.