Laugh Like a Burrito

by Rillene R. E. Nielsen
Yellow is the Color of Hope!
Hope shines brightly at Spanish Fork Junior High, and it’s the color yellow!

Have you ever laughed like a burrito, or a dandelion?  How about an ostrich?  Tommy Wells, presenter at Tuesday’s Hope Week kick-off assembly, asked students to do just.  Happiness brings power into our lives, Wells told students, the power to overcome obstacles and the power to achieve our goals.

He also warned students to expect to fail.  Learning means failing and trying again—sometimes again and again and again.  Babe Ruth, one of the best homerun hitters of all time, struck out 1,330 times.  Achievement comes only after failure.

He also reminded students that sometimes we will hit walls that seem too difficult to climb.  We’ll have days when we discover, “we have toast between our teeth or boogers on our hoodies.”  During these especially tough times, we need to be there for each other.  Never lose hope!

Thanks Hope Squad for sponsoring this wonderful and inspiring assembly!

Check out our Face Book page for video of students laughing like burritos!