Graduation Season

“On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty.” – Rumi

As countless individuals receive their diplomas, marking the culmination of their educational voyage, they are granted validation to embark upon the vast sea of life. Yet, that diploma merely symbolizes a quarter of the knowledge they will amass throughout their journey. The remaining 75% is gleaned from life itself. Departing from the familiar shores of academia, these students now confront both the tranquil waters and tempests that life presents.

Armed with the wisdom acquired during their education, they chart a course into their careers and navigate the vast oceans of existence. Though the winds of change may attempt to sway them, alongside the influences of other “captains,” these recent graduates must steadfastly captain their own vessels. Vigilance is crucial, for there are those who seek to hijack their destiny and seize control of their course.

To the graduates: forge your own path upon the waves of life. Embrace the adventure that lies ahead and refuse to relinquish the helm to others. Remain true to yourselves, persevere through adversity, and seize command of your future! Congratulations and smooth sailing on your journey ahead.

Shake Off the Cold

“In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too.”
― Jean Hersey

This serves as a reminder to seek solace amidst the currents of change. From the chill of adversity and life’s hurdles emerges the promise of renewal. As my father often imparted, “Out of every adversity blooms opportunity.” Thus, from the frost of Winter, blossoms the hope of fresh starts. Embrace life wholeheartedly, casting off the chill, and unearth newfound resilience in this season we call Spring.


“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus

In winter, discover your inner essence and contemplate the unique qualities that define you. Just as the sun gleams on the icy landscape, let introspection illuminate your inner self. Witness your personal growth and radiance. Embrace your worth and significance. Transform into a beacon of light, guiding others with your brightness.

Thought for August

“Breathe the Sweetness that Hovers in August.” – Denise Levertov

As we are entering the month of August, we begin to see changes occurring around us. When looking at the word occurring, we find the definition to be around existing, happening, taking place or under particular conditions. Change is constant and with seasons we see the changes in nature around us. The sun begins its new journey as the earth makes it move and nature begins to make its changes to adjust to the new adventures that await. How do you handle change? What is your response when change occurs around you? We at The TAJL Group are championing change as we are seeking new partners, collaborators, clients, and finding new ways to serve our communities around us. Reach out and let us help you design a plan to handle change. Learn to move into each season of your life with a plan or at least the mind set to find happiness and success on the other end of that change. Take control of occurrences as they arise and be the Champion of Change that you are! August brings in harvests in the Northern Hemisphere and new beginnings in the Southern. Find the sweetness in this month in your life and breathe in the positive aspects of August change!

Thought for July

I don’t remember when I came across this mini story, but wanted to share it for the thought of July. Read through it and look inside yourself to see what you discover. Coffee? Tea? Joy? Happiness? Fear? Anger? How are you processing those tough times in life? Find Joy in life and in all you do. Whatever we take into a situation is what we will get out of it!

Summer Thought

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.

Audrey Hepburn

What are you planting this Summer? The ability to grow through change? What is it that brings light to your day? Look at Summer as a time to get outdoors and explore. Focus on today and what is around you so that tomorrow brings success! Don’t worry about yesterday or tomorrow, but find yourself in today.