Graduation Season is here! I love seeing the pictures that proud Parents, Families, significant others are sharing of their Graduates. From the smaller feats such as Preschool to College Graduates, it’s the same abundance of love behind each photo. This is the beginning of a new chapter as you end the current milestone. It is your time to truly Flourish. The possibilities are endless and behind them they have great support.
It’s a beautiful thing to see the smiles. All of that hard work, dedication, sweat and tears that got them to the stage to shine as the brightest stars that they are in our eyes. Each new beginning is where they will truly have to shine, among the fresh starts they’re given, it’s up to them to make an impression. We all know how important the “First Impressions” are. But behind those “First Impressions” are the lasting ones that gives us all the motivation to become an inspiration.
Each one is graduating into a new chapter in life.
Preschool to Elementary, Elementary to Junior High, Junior High to High School, High School to College. And then, it opens a gateway to a Career. More like the unknown, but we always find our way. Throughout each step of the way they had someone or multiple people make an impression upon them. To help educate, recognize self-worth, find direction, or maybe even get back on the path. It can be a Teacher, Instructor, Counselor, Coach, or maybe even, you. You have made an impression on someone’s life whether you know it or not. Perhaps you’re actually in the middle of being that inspiration.
It can be one single person, a handful of people, or too many to count. But either way we will come upon those who makes a lasting impression. We don’t know how it’s going to happen, when it happened or what may have happened. Just be aware that, it did. It can be as simple as a meaningful phone call, to a note of kindness, or sharing a personal, there are plenty of different ways to inspire. How will you make your mark? And how can we equip our future to do the same?
Just as footprints in the sand, these impressions are made among all of our hearts. Not only do we pass the torch, we must maintain the flame and keep it burning strong. Especially for ourselves, because you can’t forget about, you. What good are we if we aren’t making sure we’re just as happy as the happiness we share?
We often share how we cannot believe how fast time goes by and as much as we talk about it we don’t take time to truly notice. What you’ve just witnessed is someone moving on in life with or without us. But as long as they know you’re present you will be honored enough to see the progression. Soon they will become a Leader, a Spouse, a Parent. No matter the speed of time, the hustle and bustle of your routine day, week, or month, just ensure to take time to notice. Don’t forget, moments and memories cannot be repeated so live them, share them and cherish them. Just as the difficulty of the circle of life plays on our heart strings, it’s that same melody we find comfort in. The familiarity of those moments, those people, those memories that have inspired us, those are very things that create lasting impressions.
Congratulations Graduate, Parents, Family and Friends.
Applaud yourselves for being an inspiration.