Happy New Year! It’s 2021!

Before we just completely toss 2020 out, I think it’s important to reflect on the year and identify a few “yellow” moments. Yellow moments are moments that are genuine, happy, and positive. It doesn’t have to be a huge life changing moment, more often than not they are small moments!

I’ve asked some Oregon FFA members and supporters what some of their yellow moments were to spotlight a few positives in the craziness of 2020. Here were some of the responses!

“One of my students turned their camera on for the first time mid November!” 

“The day my little brother rode my horse for the first time on his own. He was beaming with joy, he was so proud of himself as it was something he had been working on. I was so proud of him and genuinely happy that I was able to give him that moment in his life.”

“Driving back to my dorm after a tough physical therapy appointment, and seeing a sign outside a church that said hope lives here, and that gave me reassurance for what was to come.”

“Spending Christmas with my great grandmother!”

“Receiving an acceptance letter from my dream school.” 

“Being able to meet with my new chapter officer teammates for the first time!”  

“Staying resilient and being able to provide opportunities in a time where the world shut down.” 

“Standing in the sunshine and watching my dogs play around in the summer grass. I felt very content and peaceful.” 

What was a yellow moment of your 2020? Right now, I challenge you to reflect on these responses and identify your own yellow moments from last year. Write them down, or put them in your phone, and refer back to them when thinking of 2020. 

Now let’s go create some yellow moments in 2021!

Raimey Brown 

2020-2021 Oregon FFA State Secretary