I know we all think that we’re immortal. We’re supposed to feel that way, we’re graduating. The future is and should be bright. But, like our brief four years in high school, what makes life valuable is that it doesn’t last forever. What makes a precious is that ends. I know that now more than ever. And I say it today of all days to remind us that time is luck. So don’t waste it living somebody else’s life. Make yours count for something. Fight for what matters to you, no matter what. Because even if we fall short, what better way is there to live?
It’s easy to feel hopeful on a beautiful day like today, but there will be dark days ahead of us too, & there will be days where you feel all alone and that is when hope is needed the most. No matter how buried it gets, or how lost you feel, you must promise me you will hold onto hope. Keep it alive. We have to be greater than what we suffer. My wish for you is to become hope. People need that. And even if we fail, what better way is there to live? As we look around here today at all the people who helped make us who we are, I know it feels like we’re saying goodbye, but we will carry a piece of each other wherever we go next to remind us of who we are & of who we are meant to be. I’ve had a great four years with you, I’ll miss you all very much.