If there is anything we learned in recent months is that life is changing. Whatever the reason or the season the natural environment is a good source to build hope.
On the 11th day of March, 2020, I walked on the grounds of the University of Dallas. I stood beneath the Bell Tower, looking up at the clouds and trees. Consistent with the quality of a hopeful heart, I longed for spring to splash pastel colors all over Texas. It was there, I remembered, the value of never stop learning and to keep faith and hope alive to build a better future for you and I.
The following day I stopped at the library. I was reminded of my humble beginnings of learning how to read. Dr. Seuss made it fun! Who knew this quote was so pertinent to our past, present, & future.
"You can get help from teachers,
but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself,
sitting alone in a room." ---Dr. Seuss
Whether it was foreshadowing or a coincidence, in my room, I am learning in my house is a safe place to question about who, what, when, where, why, and most important of all, why not? I'm sitting here behind my desk thinking that the world of tomorrow will look, feel, smell, and taste nothing like the world today. And so, with my imagination I'm learning to build hope for not just dreaming, but for living. Honestly, the value and importance of learning begins with accepting the truth that a new future is always built on hope. ---Patricia Feager