Manito Elementary School

Success For Every Child!

Daily Words of Wisdom
Wednesday, December 21, 2016


With the holidays quickly approaching, I’m guessing that quite a few of you have already made your holiday wish-lists. I’m also guessing that those lists are filled with things like video games, computers, bicycles, dolls, flat screen televisions, vacations and lots of other new and exciting things. But I wonder how many of your wish-lists include not things, butideas—ideas like spending more quality time with your parents, getting along better with your siblings, or making someone else’s holiday better in some way. See, when we want things, we get things, and then we get bored of those things. Then, we want more things, and sometimes we get more things. Then we get bored of those things too, and the cycle repeats itself over and over. The point is that things never really satisfy us in the long run.


You may have heard the saying, “The best things in life aren’t things.”


This holiday season, remember that and surprise everyone by writing at least one “thing” on your wish list that isn’t really a thing at all.