Monday, 23 April 2007
“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.” Colleagues continue to tell me that they are unsure about our future. Our journey is about releasing the magic in a Children’s Services world! It’s about re-imagining our learning places! It’s about re-imagining our services! We must continue to build strong partnerships, powerful networks and we must continue to listen to our colleagues, our partners and our young people! Our journey together is about deciding what we want for our children and young people! What do we do to make them Happy! Healthy! Safe! and Successful! What do we do about family and home.. the FIRST Space for Learning! What do we do about school.. the SECOND Space for Learning! What do we do about community.. the THIRD Space for Learning! Our journey is about creativity and imagination and it’s not about more of the same! It’s about what we add; what is our unique contribution! The future is in our hands. We must build this future and we must start small, believe in ourselves and practice, practice, practice.