It’s been a busy week at school. I’ve been up late working on a big team project that is due this Monday (eek!), and it’s gotten me thinking a lot about advice Grandpa used to give me. When I was a kid, I played on a soccer team. And. I. Loved. It. I was the fastest one out there and I was darn proud of it. After every goal I made, I used to do my special cartwheel celebration. Then one day, my grandpa pulled me aside and gently told me the true secret to winning. Working together. As a team. It took me a little while to fully understand how much more powerful and rewarding it was to play together as a team, but win or lose, we’d all do it together. And soon, we were all doing cartwheel celebrations at the end of matches.
I keep thinking of that as I’ve been watching all of you for the past week. You all are amazing at working together. And today was a perfect example.
As all of you know, we have been eagerly awaiting the final location on Wallace’s Walt’s Haunts map – the Bench!
I was so excited to see where this iconic bench would lead today. I will let my fellow optimists share their journey. I know Grandpa would be so proud of everything we are discovering – together.
I, for one, am doing cartwheels!