On graduation and the exchange of gifts

In Cartooning on March 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Copyright 2012 by JohnLesko.Biz

On Monday, March 5, 2012, I graduated from the cardiac rehabilitation program offered at the Potomac Hospital.  There was an exchange of gifts at this graduation.  The nurses had prepared a small bag of goods — a heart-shaped stress ball, a heart healthy mini-loaf of sourdough bread, a 100-calorie pack of mixed nuts, as well as a fist full of pamphlets and brochures to complement the final report card which summarized my progress.  In return there was an exchange of handshakes and hugs as well as a framed copy of this piece of  sequential art.

It’s important to mark the end of a project with a small ceremony or the exchange of gifts.  Some graduations call for all sorts of pomp and ceremonial speeches.  Other projects need to conclude with a public posting of the progress made and/or the achievements of team members captured for the record.

How do you mark the end of a significant project or accomplishment?  Are food and drink served at such events?  Is there an exchange of gifts?  Please do share your ideas by posting a comment to this blog.  Thanks in advance.

Excuse me.  I’ve got to go.  It’s time for me to get out and exercise.  The commencement speaker at Monday’s graduation suggested it.


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