Encouragement Wednesday


I hesitated about naming this post Encouragement Wednesday because normally I like those posts to have a humorous spin to them. Today’s E.W. has no hint of humor. In fact, it is laden with sadness.

When I logged onto to Yahoo this morning, I saw a story about a Yale graduate who had written this amazing essay to all the recent graduates of the school. In a gut-wrenching twist of fate, Marina Keegan (the author) was killed in a car crash just two days after commencement.

I took a chance and read her essay, knowing full well that it could easily bring me to tears on this fine Wednesday morning. While I did feel the occasional wetness in my eyes, her writing actually inspired me. Check this out:

What we have to remember is that we can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over. Get a post-bac or try writing for the first time. The notion that it’s too late to do anything is comical. It’s hilarious. We’re graduating college. We’re so young. We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.

Today, I challenge you to take these words to heart.


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