a toast

We toasted to trying today.
Because we can't always win all of the time.

And when we don't it helps to throw a celebration. A celebration for trying, for taking a risk, for writing a speech and performing it for the entire school, for running for vice president of the school. And when you don't win the election because you are in fourth grade and are up against some very persuasive eighth graders, it is totally fine. Because it is always better to take the risk and not fear the outcome.

Because if you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it.
If you don't ask, the answer is always no.
If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.

So here's to my 4th grader who wrote the funniest, most heart felt speech and ran for Vice President. 
May you always have the courage to go after what you want. And the wisdom to celebrate taking a risk.