We all have that pile of papers in the corner of the kitchen or near the computer of “I’ll do it later” tasks. Don’t we? Well, I do. Correction: I did. I found this list my son’s high school gave out to him before the school year began. I’m so glad I found it. Perhaps the title should read, “What EVERYONE should know”
Read each of the following tips. How can you apply this to your life? How can you share this information with others in your life? What can you do to influence the world one small deed at a time?
Remember that you have a clean slate and that whatever you did before, good or bad, does not matter anymore.
- Create a good relationship with your parents, they are the reason you are here. They will be a great source of help throughout your high school career and life!
- Vianney, my son’s high school, is sacred ground. So cherish it because it is made sacred by the people who walk it.
- The family you are joining has been years in the making, but we are still under construction. We need your help with some positive fresh ideas.
- Value your time here. It goes by fast.
- Do you work every night and start every day strong so you don’t fall behind early.
- Make the most out of everyday. You don’t want to look back on your years with regrets. The more you put in, the more you get out.
- The people you interact with will be your brothers and sisters for life and friends forever. Treat each other as a brother or sister and don’t exclude anyone because they are different. Your enemy from your first year might be your best friend your last year.
- Just be yourself. don’t put on a false front so you can make more friends.
- Be proud to be a Griffin. Represent Vianney well.
- Support your home teams. All of them.
- Don’t blow off your faith because you might be embarrassed or think it is not a cool thing to do. Pray every day.
- If you don’t make a sports team, try something else. There are other things to do besides sports.
- Prioritize your time. You might feel overwhelmed. Make sure you focus on the important things in life.
- If you give respect, you will be respected in return.
- Do not get too focused on any one thing. Balance your time and get the things done that you need to do.
- Use your free period. You can get help with your work and talk with teachers.
- For any bad experience, there will be many good ones. No need to focus on shortcomings or mistakes.
- Don’t overdose on the cookies.
Go back and read them again. You may not be a Griffin, but represent whatever it is you are well. Remind yourself the ground YOU walk is sacred because of whomever walked it before you AND because YOU are walking it right now. Someone will follow your footsteps. Who can you inspire on your path?
I love how it ends with “Don’t overdose on the cookies.” I can certainly apply that one to my life! Comment on your favorite. How will you apply it? Remember well done is better than well said.