How are you this week, my friend? 

I’m thinking of you and wanted to send you off a quick celebration idea that is simple and no-cost! 


My son is studying abroad in Lyon, France this semester. 

As you might imagine, there’s been the usual amount of mama worrying and fretting about having him so far from home. (And, of course, there is also so much excitement for this huge adventure and for how travel is sure to bring him so many gifts!)

I feel so incredibly grateful to live in an era where technology allows us to CONNECT by video, even so far away. I know we are all used to this, but it is worth stopping to appreciate all anew. 

My mom and I were talking about when I studied in London as a junior in college. The only way to connect was for me to get a handful of coins, find a PAY PHONE, and then hope that my mom was home when I dialed. 


No cell phones. No texting. No emails. No answering machines. 

It is strange to think back on how completely different those days were. 

So, when you read this, I hope you will appreciate the MAGIC of technology. (It is allowing me to CONNECT with YOU, after all!!)

It is easy to take it for granted. But wow-oh-wow, it really does help us stay closer to people we love! 

So today, we are celebrating the ways that technology helps us love the people in our lives and to stay connected to them! 


Here’s your celebration idea:

Just in case you don’t already do this, I encourage you to snap group photos (screen shots!) while you are chatting on video with someone you love. 

If you don’t know how to take a screen shot from your device, simply Google that how-to. It is usually just a keyboard shortcut. 

I try to remember to do this frequently because otherwise, we often don’t have photos with us all together. 

This photo (up at top!) makes me so happy!

Let me know if you do this, okay!? Hopefully it will make you happy, too! 


I love you and am cheering you on, always. 

Thanks for who you are and for your big heart. 

Thanks for being on this journey with me. 

Seek celebration — even in the dark corners,

xo Sherry 

P.S. You can surreptitiously take that screen shot while everyone is on Zoom. Don’t tell anyone. If there is a Walgreens, Staples, or other photo center near you, they will print your Zoom screen shot photos for about 25 cents each! 

Then, you can mail those pics as a lovely surprise to anyone in the photo. The joy of a printed photo memory like that is priceless!