My sister, Kim, posted a link to an op ed piece in the Boston Globe a couple days ago and it was simply wonderful. Here’s the link.
Between the article and the many photos on Facebook of graduations…friends’ children graduating from high school and college, grandchildren graduating and fifth grade graduations and even little guys graduating from preschool. I know, I know…there are so many who say it’s silly to celebrate preschool graduations but my feeling is, celebrate everything…even graduation from preschool.
Celebrate everything…end of a school year (even one that’s not a “graduation” year), milestones like birthdays, anniversaries, survivor anniversaries, days when your white blood count is just fine, a new baby, first steps, first words, weddings, engagements, retirements, new homes, and days when you do NOT forget where your keys are, days when the house is clean, days when your hair looks good, days when you find your favorite pool float is on sale (I buy them in bulk when that happens), days when your husband has a really good round of golf, days when your brownies aren’t burnt or a gooey mess, days when your grandson calls you on FaceTime and draws you hearts (he just learned how to do that) while he talks to you, days when you meet friends for breakfast and laugh and laugh over school stories from long ago. There is so much to celebrate. I imagine we could think of something for every day of the year if we wanted. We all need to celebrate whenever we can. All I know if I am LOVING seeing all those smiling faces on Facebook these days.
So here’s the graduates…all of them…who have worked hard and are moving on…