Mrs. Dougherty’s New Year’s Thought

Adil Shariff, Staff Writer

In an effort to focus our attention in the New Year, Mrs. Dougherty, our upper school principal, shared a story and a quote with us in our first morning meeting of 2013.

Each year, Mr. Dougherty gives Mrs. Dougherty an Audubon calendar, which she calls a book that offers her moments of  “peace and serenity.” Each year, she transfers three quotes from the old calendar to the new one. She shared a favorite one with us.

“There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.” –Anthony de Mello

Dougherty reminded students and faculty that ODA focuses on the second education, how to live. She offered that ODA is an environment where students can thrive as academic students as well as human beings. Each interaction you have with someone is an opportunity for you to learn more about the world.

Mrs. Dougherty said she had two more, but she never mentioned them! It left many of us wondering what those other two quotes were. Here they are.

“The Universe is full of magical wonder patiently waiting for our wits to grow stronger.”– Eden Phillipotts

“Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. Old tiles is still-a-flying: And this some flower that smiles today tomorrow will be dying.” –Robert Herrick

Have a quote of your own that inspires you each year?  Share it with The Bolt by commenting on this article.

Happy new year, ODA.