The Cardinal Way
Sharing and Learning at Southport High School
Leading and Learning: CHASE PERFECTION?
Since nothing is ever perfect, the pursuit of perfection will only lead us to chase an invisible, moving target. It is the imperfections and mistakes that we must workaround, and grow with, that help us achieve success. I know that when my best-developed plans appear to be broken, they usually help lead me to new places and new solutions that fix other broken things in my life. We have to remind ourselves, it is not about being perfect, it’s about improving. It’s not about the goal, but the process to reach the goal. It is about our response to circumstances that define us, not getting it right every time. The only thing that truly helps us improve is working towards a higher purpose every day. Any story other than that is probably a lie.
Be a Cardinal; Change Lives; Put a Mission into Motion
Thank you to:
- teachers who have helped us fill classrooms this week.
- Joe Leonard and the Student Council for organizing the Homecoming Dance on Saturday.
- Stacy Matlock, Sam Hanley, and the Booster Club for organizing next week's spirit days.
- the Performing Arts Department for hosting band and choir concerts over the past week. Orchestra is up next on Tuesday, September 28 at 8 pm. It is great to have music concerts back in the auditorium!
Grateful Friday Challenge
These first few days of Fall have not disappointed, well once that rain moved out on Wednesday. The air is crisp, the media is flooding us with ideas of pumpkin spice and all things “Fall nice.” We have football options Thursday through Monday, and with the decrease in the heat outside, this must truly be one of the best times of the year. (Cue random song for the week: This Time of Year by Better Than Ezra.)
We are closing in on October, quite possibly the fastest month of the school year in less than a week- and then Fall Break is right around the corner and a glorious two-week break lies in store for all of us! One thing that always makes me excited for this time of year is the memories that I know will be made in the next few weeks. They are not high-pressure memories like around the big holidays where lots of money is spent in the hopes of bringing smiles or checking off lists. These are slow memories, ones that are not hurried, ones that are not forced, ones where the people who are present and the time spent together doing pumpkin patches, haunted houses, hayrides, drinking hot chocolate or hot cider, and looking at the changing of the leaves are the gifts.
Today, for the SHSGFC, think about that one fall activity that you are most looking forward to, take 30 seconds or longer if you have it, and picture all the sights and sounds, and smells that are associated with the event. Who is there? What are you doing? Think about how great that activity is going to be when you get to be living it. Notice the smile on your face? Notice the lightness in your heart? That could be because it is Friday, but it could also be because that idea is going to be a great memory in a few weeks. Keep smiling all day long, you deserve it! Many great memories are on the horizon.
Happy Friday, Cardinals!
Celebrate on! With banners flying as we go! #FlyAsONE
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