Good morning!

Our school year is soon to draw to a close. I will be moving rooms. We will be undergoing construction this summer at Kendall-Whittier.

With that, there is packing. Packing up my own personal items in my classroom. My coffee pot, my pictures, my globe, my own books, my wall decorations, my Yeti cup for coffee and my water bottle, my candy jar that’s held treats for my students, my desk full of favorite pens and various supplies. And then there’s the curriculum to pack. Basically, my life for the past nine months. Away from home. My second family, so to speak.

My life at home is much the same. Much of our personal belongings are packed up in boxes as we undergo renovation, waiting to be unpacked in the appropriate rooms. The furniture, the pictures and artwork, the kitchen and all its various goods.

If you were to fill a box with your most treasured items, what would you include? If you only had one box.

Oftentimes we place our greatest value on things. That which we can box up. Pack away. Instead, we should place our value on living, breathing things. Relationships. Not just pretties to love. But things that are capable of loving us back.

Let’s all make our greatest investments in things that truly matter. Things that cannot be packed away. Lives. And leave the boxes for the classrooms to hold next year’s agendas for summer vacation.😎

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. Matthew 6:19

Love and laughter,



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