One step at a time…
I am amazed to look at the calendar and see the month of May. It seems like last week we were planning the start of the school year. On the other hand, I can reflect back and I marvel at the growth I have seen in our students. Physical growth for sure (I think some kids grew 5 inches) but academic and social changes impress me more.
As parents, our job is to prepare our children for the future but the future for a child with learning differences can be anxiety producing. How will they manage? How will they compete in our world? Will they be able to care for themselves and a family of their own? Looking far ahead is daunting and overwhelming. What I have learned over the year can be summed up by a number of classic clichés…
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” (Tao Te Ching)
“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” (John Wanamaker)
“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” (Chinese Proverb)
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” (Robert Collier)
“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” (Chinese Proverb)