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May 16, 2021

May 16, 2021

Dear Friends,

Last Friday was the first day I left for a trail run and intentionally left my mask at home.

All by myself, I was smiling. Even on the uphills, I was smiling. And every time I passed by someone, I made sure to try and make eye contact, smile, and say “Morning.”

Only one person had their face completely covered, and a few others didn’t look up. But the majority of people smiled or responded back.

That connection has been missing for too long!!! We are all re-learning how to interact with others, from a simple smile to giving hugs. It will take some time, but I am so excited and relieved that we have finally gotten to this point. Still a ways to go, but a little taste of normalcy has returned. Yay!!!

Bottom line: ☺️ SMILE ☺️

In case you didn’t see the new CDC guidelines from 5/13/21: “fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”

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United we stand...

Those of you in our local community have witnessed what a surprising week it has been, good and bad. 

We celebrate the local high school officially changing its name from Sir Francis Drake High School, who was a slave trader, to Archie Williams High School, a beloved former teacher, gold Olympian, and pilot in WWII.

Yet at the same time, the Tamalpais Union High School District voted to end the mountain biking teams at all their schools, a sport which thrived for many teens in Marin.  Sign the petition if you would like to save the mountain biking teams.

Another disgusting event was discovering racially-charged threats against the mayor of San Anselmo, Brian Colbert.  Read the newsletter statement here and stand with Brian and his family for zero tolerance against racism.

One of the more unusual surprises this week was a juvenile bear wandering near downtown San Anselmo and hanging out in a backyard tree for 3 hours before the California Department of Fish and Wildlife helped to safely get him back into open space!
Yes, a B-E-A-R!

Finally, mark your calendars for this Saturday, May 22nd, as we celebrate fellow dancer, Robin Walter's 50th Birthday!  She has chosen her 75 minute playlist and we would love for you to join her in "The Garage!  Sign up at www.thepowerwithgrace.com/classes!

Have a wonderful week!