Both of my kids have a picture of a framed cow that graces a wall in each of their respective homes. They were born on a family dairy farm and know the value of hard work. They also know the value of working together and of being of service to others. On the back of each picture I have written the sentence: Remember your roots. Words, I hoped, that would elicit a small reminder of holding on to all life-learned lessons whether positive or negative, embracing change and certainly accepting the challenges of the future.
Today might be an appropriate time to add the words of Sophie Tucker, US singer and vaudeville star: