Sometimes you just need a little pep talk to get you through the day. I’ve been told that I’m a pretty decent pep talk giver, so here goes.
For the almost high school grads:
You’re almost done. You know that, but you really are. And you’re never going to be in high school again. You’re never going to have to sit through eight hours of class in the same building five days a week after this school year. Give it all you’ve got! Smile at all the underclassmen you see and be generous with high fives and smiles. You can’t go back and re-do high school classes without a significant amount of embarrassment, so make the most of those, too! You’ll get your diploma soon enough, but until then, enjoy your time with your classmates and don’t wish the time away. YOU CAN DO IT.
For the workplace warriors:
You. You are really great. You faithfully go to your place of employment on a regular basis to bring home the bacon (unless you’re a vegetarian like me, in which case, you bring home the lettuce). I bet your co-workers love you. And if they don’t, I’m sure you could buy their love with a plate of cookies. Spread the love around your workplace. There’s definitely enough to go around even if it doesn’t go around enough. Do a little dance in your rolly chair at your desk today in celebration of the fact that you are pretty awesome.
I get you. You’re either sitting in the library preparing for finals and wishing you were at the beach or working retail and wishing you were at the beach. But really, what good happens at the beach? People lay around. They don’t get As or paychecks. They get SUNBURNS and sand in their sandwiches, eyes, and shorts. You are building a future, free of skin cancer that will benefit more than just you. Way to go. You rock, more than real rocks – which is remarkable.
If I missed your category, please forgive me and let me know what your category is. Now, to the rest of you: may you be full of pep today and pass the pep on to someone who needs it.
Ashley the cheerleader, over and out.