It’s time for another edition of Friday Dance Party on Acorns On Glen. It’s the time where we give thanks for making it through another week and for being alive and present here on Earth. How do we celebrate another week of living? We dance. So, are you alive this Friday? Are you and your family safe and sound? Take a few seconds now to be in the moment and realize what a great life you truly have. Did you give thanks for that?
Good, now let’s dance.
It’s graduation time everywhere I turn here in Connecticut. When I was little, families only celebrated when you graduated from high school. Today, we are going to parties to celebrate graduations from elementary school, junior high school and high school. I guess the more parties the better, right? While I like to go to a graduation party, I have always tried my hardest to get out of times where I was invited to go to the actual graduation ceremony. I find them extremely boring…..really, so boring they are painful. The truth be told, I find them so boring that I didn’t even attend my own college graduation. I had the college send me my diploma and instead of going to my own ceremony, I enjoyed a long vacation in New York. I think I don’t like the ceremony because of the speakers that are there to encourage the youth. I have always cringed at the speakers that are chosen for graduation ceremonies. What really can these speakers say to the young ones that is not cliché and something we’ve heard a thousand times. Unless you can nab Obama or Oprah to speak at your graduation, you should just skip it in my opinion.
I say all this about graduation speakers and their weak speeches and then I kind of do the same thing this week. Someone at work asked me what advice I would give to a young employee and I said without hesitation one of the oldest pieces of graduation advice ever given: “never give up”. Even though it’s true, it is a lame piece of advice. I’ve been in the working world over 25 years and this is the best I can do? I guess I understand why I’ve never given a graduation speech. So my piece of advice, in all its wisdom, is why this week we are listening to Alex Clare’s song ‘Too Close’. The actual song and the album it was on bombed when it was released in 2011. Fast forward to now and have the song used on an Internet Explorer commercial and you come back with an instant hit. Just goes to show you to “never give up” and you can have a hit with whatever it is that you do in life. I’m a prophet! So enjoy the song and dance while listening to it. You made it through another week…you deserve it.