The Ramblings of a Former Caregiver
Its a whole different world than high school; enjoy the ride and don't look back that high school was the best part of your life.betty
Good advice. Especially telling them that the world will be much different than high school. And yet so much of it is the same!!
I'd tell them that life is short and they should always appreciate those they love and tell them often just how much.
I love this! Live each day as if it is your last!! Because tomorrow is not promised.
I would tell them to make absolutely sure that they love what they are going to be doing for a living!
That is the best advice. I graduated from high school thinking I would love being a secretary in an office. Not even close. Should have gone into nursing from the beginning!
I love this. I took a "cop-out" major because I didn't see how my love - Geography - would translate into a job besides teaching. Stupid!
Well, we live and learn, don't we?? Teaching is a good profession too, though. I don't know if I could do it!
Be responsible ... BUT don't forget to live, love and laugh along the way. Some folks are so focused on saving for a rainy day; it's tragic when they don't live to enjoy that round-the-world cruise. (Am I rationalizing? Probably ... but I wouldn't trade any of my past experiences!)
Oh, yes!! I know people who never did anything throughout their lives. They have plenty to live on now in their retirement. But no memories to sustain them. Hell, I don't have nearly enough money! But, I have the best memories!!
Don't take offense. This generation seems to talk a lot about tolerance, but only if it means being tolerant of the trends they like. There are millions of perspectives out there, most of which are valid!
Ah yes! Great advice. That is so true. And they get offended so easily!
I would tell them that High School is not like the real world, nothing is handed to you on a plate just for turning up, you actually have to achieve something before you are celebratedDebbie
Ah yes! Good reminders. And many of them don't know this yet!
I wrote a blog post about this last year: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2015/05/ten-things-tuesday_19.html
I had totally forgotten this from last year. I wrote a post on that same Ten-Things Tuesday. I just went back and read yours again. You gave the greatest advice. Especially #10. I try to nap, still, as much as I can!
That they stand on the brink of their tomorrows and every adult decision they make from now on will form the rest of their lives. It would be short and sweet because many commencement speakers like to hear themselves talk:(
I agree! Short and sweet!
Get a job, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, get a job. LOL Seriously, I'd try to tell them to draw close to God NOW, to try to find something they love to earn a living at, to always be honest, and never take themselves too seriously.Barbara, blogging at Life & Faith in Caneyhead
Oh I agree with the get a job thing!! And important to try to draw closer to God!!
Considering how much time I spend talking to them before graduation, I doubt I'd say much more than congrats.
LOL! You probably have it right!
I would tell them that there is always tomorrow so jut Let it go.....Let go of the hurts, the frustrations, the pain and the sorrow...Hold on to the successes, the laughs and happy times and know that tomorrow will always come.
I tell myself that all the time. There is always tomorrow!!
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