Tonight my family and I started a new tradition: a back-to-school dinner feast with a theme for the year. I discovered this idea from blogger Stephanie Nielson from nieniedialogues.com.
After searching for ideas, Jim and I settled on reaching your highest potential, both in school and as a child of God. I found this wonderful quote from a talk from President Gordon B. Hinkley, a prophet who died in 2008. Here is the quote I used:
“You have the potential to become anything to which you set your mind. You have a mind, a body, and a spirit. With these three things, you can walk the high road that leads to achievement and happiness. But this will require effort, sacrifice, and faith.”
We will talk about reaching our potential every day, especially as this theme includes adults as well. Jim also gave Noah a back-to-school blessing before he went to bed that he will have a great school year and enjoy learning.