Walking through the halls of one of the local schools, there was this awesome display of cutout hands.
Each hand, done by a student, was supposed to represent who they wanted to be as people.
In the center of each was a core saying/belief of the student written on the palm.
And then on each of the five fingers was their personal aspirations:
I thought this was a really cool assignment to think and focus on where we're going with our lives and what our personal goals are.
Like a mini-personal architecture, these hands are the hands of our young people who have their lives ahead of them and the energy and opportunity to shape their futures.
No, none of us has control over the future, but we can do our part to shape who we are as human beings, as this student says:
"I am who I want to be."
Of course, we have to choose wisely, work hard, and go for it!
We never know if there are any true second chances. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)