When my kids finished school a couple of weeks ago, they brought home their schoolbooks and plonked them on the dining table. They stood about 7 books high a-piece.
“That’s it?” I asked. “A whole school year and you’ve got 7 books to show for it.”
The kids looked a little baffled, not really knowing how to respond. “That’s all of our books”, they confirmed.
A school year isn’t really all about the amount of schoolbooks that are brought home at the end of the year is it? It’s the friendships, the teachers, the jokes, the games, the good times and bad; all the things that aren’t recorded in a schoolbook. All the other things kids learn that aren’t taught in a classroom.
And it’s no different for you or me. Here’s to another year gone filled with stuff; some it recorded in a blog or a photo or a Facebook status update, a tweet, a text or a message….but most of it not.
Happy New Year to all of you and here’s to 2014 and all the stuff that will come with it.