I would just like to say that I am so grateful for the
chances I have created to spend quality time with my community's youth
and the adults that care so much
Yesterday, Rob Benson and his crew aboard the Sunbeam
took the Sophomore class and my Ready By 21 Mentors
to Isle au Haut for the day
We mixed community service with fun and bonding
and I can honestly say with my whole heart that
a magical day was had by all
If you have never been to Isle au Haut it is this little mystical
place that feels set back in time, just a short boat trip away
from Stonington's main land
With only 50 year round residents and a quiet peacefulness
Every guest is offered the chance to leave their troubles behind
for a little bit
and remember the simple joys of life
With a lot of laughter
and of course some good food
I think we all came back the better for it.
I would like to end with the idea that the youth of today
may not be as apathetic as you think, or disconnected.
I believe they are motivated by honesty, integrity and purpose
and are desperately searching for these qualities in a culture
that has lost a bit of its way.
I am so grateful to them all for inspiring me to
dig a little deeper inside and so hope that
they mirror a new direction for us all.
Enjoy your day and thank you,