Monday Message 11/13/17

Dear Trinity Families and Friends,

What is the “good life?”  Thanksgiving reminds us that simplicity is important and can be the answer to living a fulfilling life.  We all know that the more we have, the more difficult life can become; isn’t it ironic that at Thanksgiving we find simplicity in giving thanks for having abundance?

This week is a very special one for our school and me as I will be installed as our sixth sitting Head at Trinity Episcopal School. Many close friends and some family members are flying in for this historic occasion, and so I reflect upon, “What is most important to me?”  In a nutshell, my community, school, church, family and friends are most near and dear and keep me in check.

Living simply enables me to take the time for me, to be grateful for what is simple in mind, body, and spirit. Many of the great thinkers attained simple living and that philosophy became a way of life. As educators and parents, we must model a message of simplicity; being present in the moment and engaging in our true selves is surely a path to serenity.

Each of us is a channel for the universe. When we follow our heart and inner light, life is always enjoyable, creative and transformative. We make a contribution to and influence the world by being ourselves in every moment. We bring value by speaking our truth around those we love and also those that may make us a little uncomfortable. Living in simplicity is living the good life. We must encourage our children to follow their hearts and live the simple life, for that is truly the “good life”.  Special thank you to our school board chairs past and present (Meg Walker and Catherine Garrison) for the simple segue into a new chapter under my leadership.

Mark Ravelli / Head of School
Trinity Episcopal School
720 Tremont Street Galveston, TX 77550