Okay, who hit the big pause button on life?  2020 has been challenging to say the least, and here we are, already June, needing a reminder that the world is still spinning, life is still happening, and positive things are still occuring, even though it may not feel like it. And, in the middle of COVID, we are learning creativity. From zoom weddings, to drive by birthday parades, drive-in ceremonies, and more, Americans are getting crafty.

I’m a parent of a graduating senior this year, and I have to admit, it’s been difficult to keep balance and perspective! I realize that it might be tempting to slack off on some of the normal tasks and effort behind hyping the achievements! 

My hope is that today’s message serves as a reminder for us to be present, and to be careful to avoid getting so wrapped up in the unprecedented times that we don’t send out the graduation announcements, create special memories, or celebrate the victory as our kids cross over into adulthood.  Our children have still worked VERY hard to graduate. The parties, ceremonies and senior trips may be cancelled, but their success is not!

This week do your graduate a favor.  Shut off the media.  Focus fully on your seniors and their amazing accomplishments. Because even though times are difficult in our country and the world, we still need to give credit where credit is due. 

If nothing else, our kids are learning resiliency … a trait we all can benefit having more of. Here is an interesting article I think you might enjoy reading.  10 Traits Of Emotionally Resilient People.  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/design-your-path/201305/10-traits-emotionally-resilient-people

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