Celebrating Graduations

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Celebrating Graduations

Written By: Chip Rudolph ~ 6/20/2022

THANKFUL THURSDAYS show ways to be thankful throughout the year. This month, the focus is on graduations.

Graduations arrive at numerous intervals in life:

  • Preschool
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • Specialized Achievement

Each accomplished level has meaning for students. They experience many feelings:BLOGPOST_Graduation_Boy_s.jpg

  • Worthy
  • Proud
  • Satisfied
  • Included

Parents also have emotions overflowing at these times. They experience the occasion from a different perspective.

  • Joy
  • Relief
  • Thankful
  • Grateful

From an early age, any celebrated milestone or accomplishment helps a child with self-esteem, confidence, a sense of teamwork, positivity, and a will to do more or keep going.

We all are instruments of learning and influence. Celebrate your children, nieces and nephews, neighbors, friends, and any in your life that cross one of these milestones. Cheer them on. Let them know the world is paying attention. Let them know that they make a difference and are not invisible. They are tomorrow’s leaders. How we communicate with them will resonate for decades to come. In effect, we are influencing the future by how we interact with youth today.



On the fourth Thursday of November, we gather together to give thanks for our blessings. With all that is going on in our world today, it is important to find the positive parts of life.

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