This week: Protecting Our Most Vulnerable & Taking Care of Each Other
Jokes aside, those of us that have raised children know the effort and undertaking required by all parties, to get to graduation.
Commencement ceremonies around the Country have been upended by Covid, and educators and parents are coming up with unique and creative ways to honor all the hard work that has led to graduations without “pomp and circumstance”.
Last weekend provided a national stage for a powerful celebration and genuine affirmation for so many that are entering uncharted waters, and these two short speeches in particular really resonated for me as I hope they will for you as well…
President Obama’s Speech to the Graduating Class
Obama’s Virtual Commencement Speech To Class Of 2020: ‘This Is Your Generation’s World To Shape’
LeBron James’ Graduation Message to the Class of 2020: Stay Close to Home
LeBron James congratulates the class of 2020 in his Graduate Together commencement address, offering a message of inspiration as high school seniors around America look forward to their lives after graduation. In the celebration hosted by LeBron and President Barack Obama, LeBron encouraged students to recommit to their communities and set the world on a new path.
Protecting Our Most Vulnerable:
Now more than ever, conscious leaders must deeply attend to their most at risk stakeholders. This is both a biological necessity and a moral imperative.
In work with Dr. Alan Daly from UC San Diego, we are supporting local school district leaders in navigating Covid while taking care of the most vulnerable in our communities.
The Emperor Penguins do this intuitively, forming a circle around their most vulnerable and forming a shield with their backs to ward off danger. Perhaps we can learn a thing or two from them!
Honoring Our Past and Preserving Our Future:
When we lose our connection to history we risk it all…
We would do well to acknowledge the land and pay respect to those of the First Nations on whose shoulders we are blessed to stand, instead of through ignorance and arrogance stepping on their heads!
Here is an example of both:
The Navajo Nation At Risk:
The largest Native-American tribe in the United States has the third largest infection rate of Covid-19 right behind New York and New Jersey..
Our dear friends created this video to raise awareness and support.
Please help by sharing this video with others, as they need help urgently…
Speaking of Vulnerability-
No Words Needed…
The Wonderful Thing About Photographs Is That They Often Render Words Unnecessary…
Thanks this week go to Bob C, Alan D, Stefan Y-H, Larry H as well as preservers of tradition and protectors of the vulnerable everywhere!
Please pay it forward with purpose
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it.”