The morning promise

A couple of weeks ago, my nephew Micah asked me: “How can I make school fun this year?” As is often the case, his question caught me off-guard. But I thought about what I would tell my 13-year-old self.

Here’s what I told him:

“Wake up each day and promise to focus on one thing: doing your very best. Don’t focus on what other people around you are saying or doing. Just concentrate on listening to your teachers and learning as much as you can. Then, you’ll find subjects and topics you like and the more you discover about them, the more fun school will be.”

Cut to this past Friday when I asked Micah if his first week of middle school was fun. I’m happy to report Micah says my suggestion was “perfect advice from a perfect uncle.”

Everyone should have a Micah in their life. God knows I’m grateful I do.