Early this morning, I stepped outside to give the dogs their morning snack. I felt a familiar chill in the air. Fall is approaching.
Earlier in the week, I had went to wal-mart shopping. The school supplies were out, and those aisles were filled with people buying supplies. Another school year was approaching, and people were getting prepared.
I don’t watch the news much these days, for a wide variety of reasons. But today, I happened to be channel surfing during news time. School in my area started on Thursday.
Another turning of the wheel has come and gone without me paying all that much attention. All my kids (one) are no longer in school, so I don’t need to be thinking about school supplies, clothes, registration, open houses, and all that other stuff that goes with rolling in the new school year.
One thing I heard on the news was the added security at a school that had had a shooting last year. One sign of the difficult times we all live in.
So, as everybody prepares and heads off to walk through another school year, stay safe, stay open to learning new things, and keep your head high. We need more positive affirming people walking our streets now more than ever.