Retired Millbrook South Cavan Grade 8 teacher Rhonda Fallis had it right; it’s all about attitude. As she was prepared her grade eight students for high school life, she made the point that the attitude students bring to the table is the most important factor in determining their success. She recognized the fundamental difference in the way people approach opportunities.
Those who approach life with an attitude of entitlement are rarely satisfied and have trouble accepting responsibility for their situation. On the other side are those who start with appreciation, not only are they rarely disappointed, they not only take responsibility for themselves, but see a responsibility to help others. In our “Village of Volunteers,” we are blessed with many of the second kind of attitude, but more are always welcome! KG