Slow Down

Make it last…


It felt like a cliche, the “Enjoy it because before you know it, he’ll be grown and gone” comment I heard daily.

Now that he’s grown and gone, well…you know…you’re probably there yourself.

It’s that time of year: Graduation.

Last day of kindergarten. Last day of elementary and middle school. Last day of high school.

Last day of college.

Last day single.

Last day living at home.

Just a reminder that even if this isn’t happening within your home, it is with lots of your listeners.

Speak to that.

Do something special to acknowledge that passage, the milestone that is partly pride, partly wistful.

Remind yourself — and your listeners — to slow down. To be here, right now, as often as you can.

They’ll be grateful one day.