Don’t Be Afraid of New Beginnings


Who’s been to a graduation lately? OK, and who has seen graduation pictures all over social media? Either way, it’s that time of the year. A time of celebration, of excitement, and anticipation. So many years of hard work culminating with smiles and elation that this milestone has been reached.

Yet, we know that life is full of striving, reaching, achieving and… then beginning again. We have new relationships, new jobs, new roles to play in our lives. But we don’t always take them on with such gusto as our new graduates do. It becomes tiresome to start over again to reinvent ourselves in a new role.

So, how do we appreciate these ever-changing moments? Where do we find the crowd cheering us on or the motivational speaker who tells us we can change the world?

They are actually everywhere. Look around you. You have people cheering you on every day. If they’re not loud enough—reach out. Everyone needs a cheering section, don’t be afraid to ask for it. We are all human and we need cheerleaders.

Happy New Beginnings,

Leanne Rubenstein
Executive Director
Compassionate Atlanta

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