We are being inundated with information on how to be safe this holiday. It’s important, but by now, we all know what we need to do. Just in case, here is a link about how to approach travel, and how to safely gather if you decide to take on that risk. PLEASE be safe. Your decisions affect all of us.Thank you.
In a video that I shot today and posted on our Facebook page, I was able to go around and ask children and staff what they were grateful for. It was a beautiful reminder that although many things have changed in our lives (masks, social distancing, on-line learning), the fundamental elements, the most important aspects, have remained intact; love of family, an appreciation for a cherished pet, a gratitude for nature, food, health, and the experience of life itself — even when it’s challenging. A particularly precocious 5th grader shared that he was grateful for the pandemic, because it seems to have refocused people’s attention towards, “what really matters.”
I encourage everyone to focus on “what really matters” this holiday. For each of us that might mean something slightly different: a walk in the woods with our family, cooking together, writing gratitude cards for people we love.
For me it will mean putting my phone into a drawer and dusting off the board games. I can’t wait!
With a tremendous amount of gratitude toward our community,