Three times a year, our friend P, invites us to concerts at the high school where he works as a piano accompanist. I find great joy seeing the kids perform with such fervor and exuberance. Listening to them reminds me not to lose that hope and youthful optimism.

At work this week, I've been listening to past commencement speeches on You Tube not for nostalgic reasons but a way to feel inspired while I type away on my keyboard.