The word “beginning” is defined as “the point in time or space at which something starts.” I know how I want to begin this New Year: helping to grow those around me, those who I am called to help to grow as the best person that he or she can be, helping everyone to contemplate each other as a human being, as a person called to grow as a brother and a sister of the human family, sharing themselves as a unique growth gift that creates better persons, better families, better communities, better cultures, better nations… As a unique growth gift that sparks a beautiful light that creates peace, joy and hope.
Everyone can make a difference with their growth choices, a difference that makes a change not only in himself or herself, but in the whole world. For me this new beginning is a gift given by God to help to grow everyone in the fullest way possible, beginning with those who are nearest me and who I am called to serve as human beings that are called to grow ant to be loved unconditionally.
So… I prepared this Power Point presentation (followyourdreams) for my students, for our first week of class. This week will be dedicated to determine together New Year’s resolutions that help us to follow our dreams and becoming the best person we can be.
I may search some quotes to begin every day’s class discussion, but I think that the growth objective of this lesson plan, follow your dreams, helps by itself to create a great growth environment, open to a very wide range of discussions and creative ways to concrete which goals will help each one to become the person who he or she is called to be.
I think these themes ––themes that integrate the whole person and growth objectives in the classroom–– need to be discussed. We need to constantly seek ways in which we can help others to be fully humans, to grow fully, to be fully happy. These kind of lessons always begins with the own example: daring to change whatever is needed and to make the right growth choices to become the person who we are called to be. We need to constantly seek ways in which those around us can look at themselves as unconditionally called to grow as persons, as citizens that are called to serve the common good. New beginnings are an amazing opportunity to teach this!
I am deeply grateful to God for this new beginning, for everything that has brought me to this concrete point in time and space at which something amazing ––something that radiates life at its fullest and creates a better world–– can start.
Let’s become the human beings we are meant to be and we will set the world on fire! Let’s become the culture that we are meant to be and we will set the world on fire! Let’s become the nation that we are meant to be and we will set the world on fire! Let’s become the humanity that we are meant to be and we will set the world on fire! Let’s become the spark that ignites changes that create a better world for everyone!
Let’s keep growing!