At the beginning of this past school year at Horizon Prep, Bob Goff joined us at our opening school assembly. As always, he was funny, engaging, and shared a great encouragement to the students about loving one another. Over the summer, the staff is reading his book, Everybody Always. Sure, it is not about classical educational philosophy, but challenges readers to love others to the point of it being uncomfortable.
An interesting thing has started to happen lately. When you ask someone you haven’t seen in awhile, “How are you doing?” the most common response used to be, “I’m good, thanks. How are you?” Times are changing, however, because more and more we are hearing answers like, “I’m good. Busy. Really busy, but good,” or, “We’re okay, things are a little crazy. We have a lot going on.” Maybe you have even found yourself giving answers like that to other people, and while they are truthful in nature, we have to ask ourselves a very important question in response. Is my busyness producing good and lasting results, or is it tiring and wearing me and my family down? The solution to the problem can be found in one word: