July/August 2021 – Exclamation Points


Freedom for the Ages

Momma and Kolton shopping at a real store – in person – for his birthday. Freedom!

It’s been said what a difference a day makes. Well, what a difference a year makes when comparing this summer to last summer. We’ve shed – for the most part – the one item we learned to never leave home without. I don’t care what American Express says about, “Don’t leave home without it.” I left my AMEX card home many times over the past 18 months, but I always had my mask. That was the important accessory you could not leave home without in 2020.

This summer is different. Vaccines are readily available to combat the catastrophic C-virus. Restaurants are open to dine in. Galas are popping up again, the word “vacation” is being used liberally and we can go to the movies – all novelties based on our experience last summer. I actually attended a luncheon last month – with real live people in person!  I hardly know what do with myself now that there are so many options.

I took Mother to an actual luncheon at Katy’s Palacio Maria with real live people – freedom!

One of the things I absolutely plan on doing and would like to encourage all of my Katy friends to do is celebrate. Celebrating our freedom this July 4th truly means a just little bit more to me this year because I do believe the past year has taught us much about freedom. The pandemic taught us the freedom to work from anywhere, the freedom to educate our children in a different way and the freedom of time. Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” I believe the last year has been a reset for us. We had the time to be introspective – to assess our lives and prioritize what matters the most. And the things that made my list? Family, faith, friends and of course, freedom.

Happy 4th of July Fort Bend!

Absolutely yours,

Patti@absolutelyfocusmedia.com