As I think ahead to the new year, I'm thinking about lifting the quality of care and service to self and others rather than taking on a number of new initiatives. The past year was filled with new efforts and endeavor, and now it's time to let that new learning sink in and lift up the work I can do for students and family members in 2017.
Quality living is important and to lift the quality means slowing things down and digging into the details that matter, details like healthy food, a welcoming classroom, thoughtful celebration, and meaningful contribution. Listening well to attend to important needs leads one in this direction. The new year is likely to bring many changes in my life given the multiple events happening all around me, and it's a good aim to meet those changes with quality care and response.