Celebrating grads

There’s nothing like watching your kid walk across a graduation stage. It may be a greater joy than watching him say, “I do.”

When your kid grabs that diploma, it’s the culmination of years of work. (As opposed to a wedding–when you know the hard work is yet to come!)

I had the joy for years of watching not only our own four kids graduate–ten ceremonies in all, including college degrees–but also their friends and all the young people I had taught and mentored over the years.

For some of those kids, I may have been the first person they told of their college acceptance. Some of those scenarios were like this:

“Mrs. McHenry, look. I just got this email, and it says ‘Congratulations!’ Is that good news?”

Yeah, honey, it was.

That was certainly a sweet spot of teaching. And the college and scholarship announcements were great.

But you know what’s even better? Watching those young people become responsible adults. Watching them coach their kids in Little League. Watching them joyfully live out life with their spouses.

Sure, they learned how to do MLA formatting for a research paper from me. Sure, they figured out some calculus and Spanish from other teachers.

But they also learned a lot of life lessons. And those are memorialized in a great little book I had the privilege of putting together: 50 Life Lessons for Grads.

If you’re interested in sharing life lessons with your favorite grads this year, I’d love to ship one out in a cute little fabric camo gift bag.

Here are the details: https://www.janetmchenry.com/lookingup/specials

Janet McHenryJanet McHenry is an award-winning speaker and the author of 24 books, including the bestselling 50 Life Lessons for Grads. She would LOVE to be considered as the speaker for your next event. 

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