My son (TheHeir) started Grade 3 this year, it’s big milestone because he is nearly in higher elementary. One of the lovely things his principal did was introduce the Grade & kids (by name) to the Grade 1. They were told this is someone they can ask when they get lost or are uncertain or just need someone to talk to. I imagined if I was one of those Grade 1 and someone had done that on my first day I would have felt quite different about going to school for the first (A scary prospect as I was only 4 years old at the time).
This made me think of all the times in life when someone would have appreciated my availing myself to be their crutch, support and contact on the first day of something.. and I realised that is something I can definitely change this year.. just be there for someone on their first of life, treatment, day 1 of school or work, going to the shop for the first time anything, just be there.
Of course someone far cleverer than I had already driven home the message about this sand that would be kid president. Below is a link to his Letter to a Person on their first day here video. ENJOY