CN Jr/Sr HS WeAreOne

February 09, 2018

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

If you are like me, there are times you find social media it exhausting. It is not because of the time it takes, but because of the overwhelming feeling of negativity expressed in this world. I just do not understand how some people have nothing nice to say. Unfortunately, there are people who I know personally, and have had to stop following because I am just too tired of hearing their negativity. I get it…your service was bad…you think this political leader is dumb…some random person, who you do not really know, wronged you in some way…the list goes on. I just do not understand this way of thinking or the need to post it for the rest of the world to commiserate with you. People make mistakes, some folks are even rude, but that does not mean we need to react in the same way. That does not mean we need to let those people control our attitude. I understand being frustrated in situations, but I do not understand taking it to the public to explain the “injustice” you feel was imposed upon you, or someone you know, or in many cases someone you barely know you just feel like you need to give your 2 cents.

I am particularly set off by negative and facetious posts about our school. I know as a professional I cannot comment, but there are times it takes everything I have not to attempt to set the record straight. I know in my head it wouldn’t do any good; they don’t want to know the truth or have productive, meaningful conversations about the issue. If they did, they would have contacted us, come in, sat down, and had a conversation. They just want people to agree with them that this grievous situation happened and the horrible, awful, uncaring school did nothing.

What if for one week we took to social media on a mission to recognize the generosity and kindness of those around us, rather than tearing others down on a social media rant? What if we wrote more thank you notes to those who help or inspire us, rather than expecting people to do things for us? What if we spent our time sharing what we believe in, rather than what we are against in this world? What if we did this as a staff? What if we did this as a family? What if we did this as a community? What if we did this as a nation, as a world?

How would this impact our attitude if we took this challenge for one week? One month? A year? Permanently? I know each of us are only one person, and one person ending negativity on social media may be like a drop in the bucket. But as Margaret Mead reminds us: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

What if our positivity impacted one other person? What if that person inspires someone else, and so on? How far could this impact reach? If we all decided to make our public footprint one of positivity, what would our impact be?

My challenge to all of us is to try this, even if it is only for a week. Share with the world what you believe in positively, not what you stand against. Maybe in that one week, our small act will create a ripple of positivity that will impact our school and beyond!

It Was a Great Weekend to be a Cougar!

Thank You Guidance Depatment for All That You Do for Our Students, Staff, & Community!

Upcoming Events

2/13 - 10th Grade Impact Institute Field Trip

2/14 - Champions Together Convo 1:45 p.m.

2/15 - Pep Session During CU

2/15 - Mike Young Community Presentation 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

2/16 - Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions

2/23 - Snowcoming Rescheduled

All Week - Share the Love (w/ 50 Cougar Cards)

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