June is a month of celebrations.
Cheri and I attended the “graduation’ of our 12 year old granddaughter from 6th grade. The 6th graders are going to the middle school which is a different school from where they are now. During the ceremony the teachers reviewed the ABC’s. E for Expectations and I for Imagination.. The teachers quoted Albert Einstein.
"One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved.
One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely
achieve through one's greatest efforts."
The teachers taught the students to aim high and strive with rigor and imagination.
After the program we stayed around and met our grandson who is in first grade. His class was celebrating today the last day of school. The theme today was The Olympics. The class simulated on the plaza outside the classrooms, an olympic village complete with colored streamers, torches, the 5 colored rings, and with cuisine from around the world which included sushi made of gummy bears and rice krispies and of course, gelato.
The first grade motto is “Go for the gold”.
The atmosphere was full of bright reminder that we should pursue our goals, whether big or small,with similar vigor.
Outside, the white magnolias are with buds and in bloom.