I (Sacha) had the opportunity to speak at our homeschool co-op graduation this past weekend. I wanted to take a moment and share a slightly modified version of my speech. Without further ado.
Here it is….
When I thought about what I might say as we celebrate today I knew exactly where to turn.
Inspiration? Advice? Of course, I’ll go to Facebook. Yes, practically everyone turns there… IF they are over the age of 40.
I asked my Facebook friends to share any advice or wisdom they would want to pass on to the class of 2021. So, yes, today’s speech is co-written by many friends and loved ones who are further along in life.
Here’s what they would want you to know:
Never stop learning.
Remember things you learned in Kindergarten, like “Say please and thank you, be kind to others, wash your hands, brush your teeth, and thank God every day for your blessings.”
Don't let perfect be the enemy of good... Choose progress over perfection.
Don’t be afraid to change directions. Just keep moving in A direction!
You won’t know what you’re doing most of the time - and that’s okay. Everyone you admire and look up to has been in the same place… they made it and you can too!
Your degree doesn't decide where you go or what you become, you do. Dream big and aim in the direction you want to travel. If you aim at nothing you hit nothing. Don't be afraid to try something new if it wasn’t your original plan. It may be your favorite thing you ever tried.
It’s a big, bold world! Go see it, now before the obligations and excuses build up into insurmountable mountains.
Give everything the 10 year test! Is this going to matter in 10 years? Most of the time it won’t matter in 10 minutes!
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Most importantly I want to leave you with some advice from the Word of God…..”Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Keep your eyes and heart focused on Jesus and you can’t go wrong.
No matter what stage of life you are in, each of these are perfect pieces of advice to hold onto - even if they came from Facebook.
A great Facebook post will often get plenty of likes and loves.
Graduates, we like you… we love you… and we can’t wait to cheer you on!
And remember, if you ever are on Facebook, be sure to friend your mom!