These are the things I wish someone had told me as I was headed back to school for a new year.

We asked on Facebook and you delivered on some great advice for Southwest Michigan kids heading back to school.

  • Dress in layers and memorize your locker combo.
  • Smile and greet everyone in class.
  • Be kind.
  • Remember bullying is not nice
  • There will be both winners and losers. Most of the time you will be in the latter category.
  • Always do your best. Always be kind. Always keep a positive attitude.
  • Your Best is Enough - even if it’s not the best it could be on a better day.
  • Things you can't control:
    Who is the smartest.
    Who is the prettiest.
    Who has the nicest clothes.
    Who is most popular.
    Things you CAN control:
    Who is the kindest!
    Be THAT person.

As you can see, the theme is "Be kind." Great advice not just for students but for all of us.

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