Letter from the Administrator
Happy New Year 2021!!!
Whew!!!! What a year it’s been. We’ve managed to barely keep our head above water through this unprecedented pandemic. I plan to use a bit of philosophy this coming year from my dear friends Timon and Pumbaa a couple of cute characters from Disney’s 32nd animated feature of Lion King. Released in 1994.
Pumbaa: it’s like my buddy Timon say, “you got to put your behind in your past.”
Timon: no, no, no amateur. Sit down before you hurt yourself. It’s, “you got to put your past behind you.”
It seems silly to reference a children’s movie at a time like this but looking at things from my inner child helps me to get through some tough situations. The lessons our little ones receive in these great movies can help us without even knowing it.
Let me explain… My husband and I were watching Happy Feet 2 a computer-animated film directed, produced, and co-written by George Miller. It was a sincere blessing to watch it again with our four-year-old granddaughter. The three of us laughed as we watched. Smiled at the songs used during animation and had childlike fun. Isn’t laughter the best medicines?
Going back to one of my all-time favorite movies Lion King who coined the phrase “Hakuna Matata”, “it means no worries for the rest of your days, it’s our problem-free philosophy, Hakuna Matata! Reflecting on the past should be done in small doses. Even a children’s movie understands this concept.
As we look forward to the new year 2021, we will embrace it with open hearts, a sound mind, and forgiveness. We pray that 2021 will be a year where the Covid-19 Virus is medically manageable, families will get to reunite without fear and hug one another, children will get to learn inside of their schools again, mask will not be required outside of a clinical setting, sanitizer – toilet paper- Lysol etc. will be readily available on our grocery shelves, but most importantly that you were able to find-keep-hold-love Christ at the center of everything.
From us to you, we wish you a Happy New Year!