Wednesday, June 4, 2008

All I really need to know . . .

I learned in yearbook. By M. Lewis (My editor who just graduated)

All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in yearbook. Happiness was not embedded int he rankles of daytime television, but rather in the outback of the Highlander classroom.

These are the things I learned:
Work as a team.
Admit all of your mistakes, no matter how big or small. It will make things easier in every situation.
Give 100% in all your efforts, except fro the things you are not good at doing - then give 150%.
Clean out your own YearTech folder.
Say you're sorry when you mess up.
Always write in a funky color.
Homemade cookies taste good because they are made with love.
Smile some and laugh some and hug every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon (if you not in front of a Mac).
And when you are at school and need a nap, go to the couch.
Embrace your awkwardness.
Be aware of others' toes and try not to roll over them.
And when someone rolls on yours, no matter how painful, say it's okay.
Learn from your mistakes.
If there is something in your path, don't swerve; rather, meet your challenges head on.
Sing at the top of your lungs.
When rain ruins your sunny day, go into the yearbook room to play!
Apple S, Apple C, Apple V and Apple Z.
Remember not to speed through proofs.
JD's muffins are good for you no matter what, especially when eaten with friends.
Parties are required at least once a week - no questions asked.
Staffers and editors, photographers and ads managers, we all grow up and leave, but Perkins will always be there for you.
Each of us is an individual ingredients, and just like in a recipe, when all of the ingredients come together, we make one amazing cookie. This only happens with the inclusion of the most important ingredient: faith.
And always remember the award coveted the most, the biggest honor of all: Pacemaker.

Everything I need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule, God is 1st, My Neighbor 2nd, I am 3rd. Basic rules of loyalty, trust and forgiveness. When you fall down pick yourself up, brush yourself off and begin again. Think of what a better world it would be if we all-the whole world- had been on yearbook staff and received never ending wisdom and love from the peers around us. If we could just click Apple Z to fix all of our mistakes. If we could all have queso and JD's cookies each afternoon while being surrounded by our best friends. If we always though it funny when people called us names or teased us.

And it is still true, no matter how old you are, wherever you go, your Highlander friends will always be there for you. Because a book with binding as strong as our sis never really meant to break apart.

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