It’s been a very busy couple of weeks. My son Andy, his wife Kathryn and two kids visited from Atlanta. I loved cuddling with my grandkids Quinn and Eve who I usually just see on Face Time. We had a great time and I was so sad to see them go back home. While they were here we had several family gatherings. We also had several cases of gastroenteritis (“stomach flu”). Not fun. Kathryn got it first and then she took loving care of the rest of us when it hit. She went to the grocery store for supplies and came home with roses. Such a small thing helped me feel better, and feel loved.
Today I am putting the finishing touches on the Fortis College commencement speech I am delivering tomorrow. I like giving speeches. The hard part is writing them. I received some inspiration by watching the commencement speeches of JK Rowling and Jim Carrey. JK Rowling said that she did not remember what her own commencement speaker said, so it puts me at ease knowing that my audience probably won’t remember what I say. So I will keep it brief and simple. In Jim Carrey’s speech he said he was there to plant a seed. So I will keep it brief and simple. And I just read Steve Jobs‘ commencement address. He told stories. So I will tell brief, simple stories. And wish my audience the best as they open a new door in their lives, and make a difference in other people’s lives. I am honored to be there as they move forward.