I am keeping my remarks brief this month – as the days are too exciting right now for anyone to be spending time reading some Chamber of Commerce newsletter! Get outside and prepare for the “Great Unmasking”. Join us on Town Plaza on Tuesday, June 15, at 5 p.m. to celebrate a little freedom. Could this pandemic really be over? Perhaps, we should continue to tread a little lightly – but not too lightly! We are going to make it. Find your joy.
I have always been a fan of Stanford professor and psychologist, Carol Dweck. I carried her book, Mindset, around with me during my kids' formative years, hoping that her advice would find its way into my narrative with them. I just placed it again on a prominent shelf in my office, hoping that once again her words would help me make good decisions. I am hoping to let go even a little more of that “fixed mindset” that I seem to carry with me. The growth mindset is vitally important right now. Be creative. Be Bold. Be open minded and most importantly learn to trust yourself and others again. Remember it is okay to stumble once in awhile or even once a day, and it is even okay to fall down. More important than the fall is how you get up, brush off the dirt, put on the band-aid and determine what lesson you learned and how you might want to try the task at hand a little differently.
I hope to see you strolling at our Thursday Promenades. We have a great line up of music scheduled. We will shake hands and I am game for hugging strangers who I don’t even know right now. Thanks to everyone who persevered and made it through this year. You deserve a round of applause and a glass of champagne. It was tough. But who ever said life was going to be easy? I will leave you with this quote from one of my favorite bloggers"
“ Let’s set an intention to build a more peaceful, compassionate, loving, caring and safe world – and we must start with the world inside ourselves. If our interior world is violent and full of rage, than our exterior world will be as well. If our focus is on fighting with others, then we can’t fight for a more peaceful and compassionate world that is kind to others. If we are at war within, then we cannot envision a better world outside of ourselves. It all starts with us.”
We got this LG. Cheers to all of our high school and college graduates! Job well done! Here’s to Summer ’21.
See you around town.