Sunday, July 11, 2021

Elders / Spiritual Friends / High School Class of 2021

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.

-- His Holiness the Dalai Lama


Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. 

--Archbishop Desmond Tutu


We, the Sehome class of 2021, are children of uncertainty.  We've spent the last four years of our life with question marks and what ifs clouding our skies, and we've embraced every minute of it.  We navigated life as teenagers in isolation, each of us dealing with our own struggles, searching for signs of hope.  But despite the turbulence, many of us learned, grew, and got to know ourselves.  We accomplished a lot in the midst of uncertainty.  We didn't just survive our four years, we lived every moment.

-- Izzy Jones, Sehome High School student speaker (Bellingham, Washington)


Pixie said...

Something for me to remember when I'm getting dragged down. Thank you.

ellen abbott said...

little signs of hope. not enough I fear.

37paddington said...

Bravo to that wise teenager for her observation about getting to know ourselves in isolation, embracing uncertainty, growing through the hard times. It is what we all must do, and when considered in that light, hard times can be almost a gift.

Sabine said...

We as society underestimate the youth. Nothing is new.