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This week we are taking a break from our "regularly scheduled programming" to talk about some big things. I don't know about you, but this last few weeks, and the last few days especially, have been a roller-coaster of emotions, disbelief, and confusion. Macaroni Kid is committed to our community, and while that usually means finding our family fun, we're taking a moment to reflect on what it means to be a community and share some ideas about helping us bring out the best in our community. We are a community filled with amazing people. Strong, adaptable, loving, caring, invested individuals. Yet somehow the world has become a bit of a crazy and sometimes even scary place, right here in our back yard.
I came into 2020 full of excitement and hope about how wonderful this year was going to be. Several personal challenges for my family had been overcome, and for the first time in a long time, we felt like everything was going to be OK and this was "our year"! We have not exactly had the year we had hoped for, and there's no way we could have even begun to imagine what this year would be like. So many challenges have been thrown at all of us as a whole this year.
We can choose to dwell on the negative, to feel hopeless, to stand in the shadows. Or, we can find the light, even if it's a glimmer or a speck, and make that light shine. We can also choose to be the light. We can re-frame the world for our children (and quite honestly ourselves) to find the good, to use these challenges as a way to teach and to learn, and come out of 2020 better, stronger, more compassionate, more understanding, and ready to be the best we can for ourselves, our families, our community, our state, our country, and the world. We might think "but I'm just one person." Guess what? One person can make a difference, and if we all strive to be be that "one person", imagine the impact we will have now and for generations to come.
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