May peace and plenty bless your world
With a joy that long endures
And may all life’s passing seasons
Bring the best to you and yours
Happy St. Patrick’s day to all! This holiday brings to mind the word “luck.” Some believe that luck is something that is graced upon you, others believe you create your own luck, and still others say there is no such thing as luck. Whether you believe in luck or not, we all can agree that the Harford Center is so lucky. Lucky to have the best staff, lucky to be honored to provide service to its participants, and lucky to have the support of its community. At a time where there is great uncertainty and strife in the world, many of us reflect upon those things in life that we can control and our blessings. It is easy to get wrapped up in all the dysfunctions and societal ills; however, I want to pause for a moment and encourage each and every one of us to take notice of the joys that fill your days. At the Harford Center, we experience joy every day. Our mission is about creating joy! Joy is an attitude that starts with gratitude!
Another way to find joy is through service and advocacy. We welcome visitors to the Harford Center and are always seeking volunteers, donors, and advocates. If you are interested in giving back to your community, consider stopping by to see the many ways you can get involved.
Finally, I wanted to provide an update on COVID and safety. As you know, the Harford Center has put the safety of its participants at the forefront of our decision-making. We continue to wear masks and encourage staff and participants to get vaccinated. We recently acquired almost 500 test kits that we are making available to our participants and staff to prevent exposures. We continue to disinfect daily as this is just good practice. We will be re-visiting our COVID protocols monthly and responding in accordance with the area’s positivity rate.
I wish everyone a joyful, lucky, and blessed month.