On our opening day of school, I had the chance to talk and share with the administration, faculty and staff my overall “theme” for the 2017-2018 school year. This year, we are all, adults and students- making a concentrated effort to “Think Positive” and to be positive in all we say and all we do. If you will indulge me briefly this week, I will share the origin story of where I received this inspiration.
This past summer from June 25 to July 30th, Abigail was in a theater camp, putting on Willy Wonka Jr. Not my favorite show by any means(although I much prefer it to the new version on Broadway…we saw that and were horrified by the violence depicted!) and she played Grandma Josephina, which was interesting in and of itself. After listening to the music daily and running lines with her each evening, the story began to grow on me.
By the time the weekend of the 4 shows ( yup FOUR with a cast ages 5-12) arrived, I was excited and sat back in my front row seat ready to listen and be entertained. And during each show, one song and one particular line within the song kept standing out to me. “Write your thoughts down in purple ink…think positive!” That just stuck with me and I kept turning it over and over in my head during the month of August.
What a wonderful theme for us here, at SDA as we begin our Middle States Evaluation. All of us, all day, every day, for this entire school year should think positive, be positive, and embrace all of the wonderful things that will happen at SDA during the next 10 months. Let’s see how many positive thoughts we can accumulate during the year!
And, today, I am asking parents, alumnae, and readers of this blog, if you have a wonderfully positive memory or thought or story about Saint Dominic Academy, then type it out in purple ink and send it to me via email! I will do my best to be your positive inspiration if you will be mine!