Looks like it's the first day of school for many kiddos and parents out there today. From my own school days I remember the excitement of new clothes, new supplies, looking forward to seeing friends again, and new books in the classrooms. I loved to read, so any new book was exciting at first. From my son's school days I remember the struggle to get him to wake up and get moving, the crazy traffic around school for the first few days, getting to wave at mommy-friends again, and the loads of paperwork he would bring home for me to fill out. It seemed like I had more homework in the first 2 days than he had all year! So good thoughts for all the kiddos and parents out there today: May you all get to class and work on time, and may you help others to have an enjoyable and successful first day.
Something positive for today, hmmm....Oh, got it! Straight from the tweet of the Dalai Lama (which in itself gives me very silly imagery in my head): "The practice of love can be expressed in one sentence: 'Do not harm others'." It doesn't get any simpler than that.
Go in peace, chickens.