It will not be a long and dark winter -- the clouds will dissipate and the sun will shine, when we collectively allow it.
2020 was a time that was difficult to comprehend. At times it was isolating, as interacting solely through a computer screen got old quickly. Yet, there were many great moments such as the Ellington High School Graduation Week 2020. Culminating with an in-person graduation ceremony at the Mansfield Drive-In on June 6th, the Class of 2020 felt the love of the Ellington Family. Throughout the week graduates saw the community pull together with a car parade, memorable staff video, daily speeches from classmates, a drive-thru breakfast and so much more.
It is amazing what the Ellington Family - in service to others - can accomplish when we celebrate happiness and focus on the now instead of the past.
In Phish's song, Everything's Right Trey Anastasio puts it this way (take a listen):
"...Focus on the past and that's what will last
Nothing that is real and nothing you can feel
Focus on tomorrow you'll have to borrow
Images and mind and thoughts you've left behind
Focus on today and you'll find a way
Happiness is how
Rooted in the now"
This holiday season will be filled with happiness and 2021 will be an incredible year for the Ellington Family. Why? - because we have decided, it is our collective choice and no one else's.
"...This world, this world
This crazy world I know
It turns, it turns
And the long night's over and the suns coming up"
With the sun shining brightly I wonder what amazing experiences and achievements await the Ellington Family. There are so many possibilities and opportunities that will be unveiled when we are ready.
Are we ready? Yes, "cause everything's right...it's gonna be alright."
Here's to the close of the 2020 year and the dawning of 2021. Let peace and love abound for the Ellington Family.