“Because I knew you..

I have been changed for the good.”

Mom took Nicole and I to see Wicked at the Fox Theater for Christmas. As we were listening to the songs and the plot unfolded, one song really stuck with me. It was the song “For Good.”

Wicked – For Good (with lyrics)

With the start of second semester of school this song rings true to me each and every day. As a teacher, I have the impact on students and I get to choice whether or not it is good. Not only do I have the opportunity, but Nicole and I also try to change individuals minds about the agriculture industry. If we, and others, don’t speak up those around us will be changed. But who can say they have been changed for the better? By educating others about our passion, agriculture, we hope to help them in return and mold them into who they will become.


I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you…
Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good

As you read through the lyrics you can see how each and every day we have will change someone and it is up to us to decide whether it will be for good for not.
My challenge to you, at the start of the new year, is to think of this song and its lyrics each day you roll out of bed. You will change somebody each day, whether you realize it or not. Who can say if you have changed them for the good?



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