Happy Juneteenth!

The Juneteenth celebration at the Country Village Senior Community last weekend was awesome. The entertainment was outstanding. Rose Marie, Malika, Erma, and Josephine lead the partygoers in song and dance. I even have the video to prove it! We danced, laughed, clapped, ate, sang, drank, and engaged wonderful new friends. We were welcomed into this group as their “new family.” We enjoyed entertainment by David James, performing music from Rick James, James Brown, the Temptations, Mary Wells, and other known celebrities.

Marlene made a connection – ask her about it sometime! Pat wasn’t sure what to expect, but she told me she is extremely glad she decided to celebrate with us. Though Kim isn’t a “vibrant senior” quite yet, she came along and enjoyed herself so much she signed up for the next event. Rose Marie won two prizes and I am on my way to her house to have her share the Gin win. And our excellent driver Marvin Bell was wonderful and engaging.

When you take a group to a party and all you see are smiles lighting up their faces, you got it right! When folks ask when and where are we going next, you got it right! When folks tell you to call in the morning to sign them up for the next adventure, you got it right! When folks tell you we love having fun with you, you got it right! When folks say we love that all we have to do is get to your house and enjoy the day, you got it right! When your new extended family says we want to join you again, you got it right!

I am thankful and grateful that I have a wonderful group of Vibrant Seniors that want to travel and have fun with me. It is so rewarding. You don’t have to sit at home. Don’t think about yesterday, it is gone. Enjoy today! Someone more powerful than you got you up; it is your turn to make the day rewarding.

Happy Juneteenth!