As I write this, it is nearing the end of July and it hard for me to focus long enough to write to all my IEHA friends. My mind seems to be drifting elsewhere. It is a beautiful, sunny, hot summer day and I should be at the Fair OR at a family reunion OR at the pool or playground with the grandkids OR at the farmer’s market OR going shopping for school supplies with the kids OR on my way to the fall District meeting!
I would love to go to my favorite restaurant for dinner or to a movie or a baseball game. Even though I cannot do those things, I am thankful that I am not quarantined due to the Covid-19 pandemic or sick. This year, we all need to “Accept” change and “Stay Positive” to meet tomorrow’s challenges! The challenges are enormous but that creates a multitude of opportunities for action. IEHA can continue to do what it has always done AND even do more to help our families and communities. I have been reading many of your county’s newsletters and it’s amazing the things you all have been doing for others in your local areas. I wish I had a penny for every mask that an Extension Homemaker has made. I would certainly be rich in pride dollars, if there were such a thing! Keep up the good work … your efforts will not go unnoticed and are much appreciated. I am afraid we will still have more rough seas to navigate through until smooth sailing returns!
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