Friends, graduates, and anyone who can remember the sweet taste of a welcome future with the spice of opportunity. Let's celebrate with our friends here who represent the future. Let's indulge in the bounty of choices, possibilities, and adventures that are ripe and ready for their taking!
Life is a wonderful journey. A course that you set and determine by the choices you make each day. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." So as you step out to meet the world with your mind prepared and your skills tuned, I urge you to set your direction with a positive attitude and strong spirit.
Celebrate the days of success and always prepare for the challenges that meet each of us as we venture through life. For although we may consciously make the most positive of decisions day-to-day, you and I KNOW that there will always be hard days. It is during the times of success that people will know our name, and it is during times of trouble that people will know our character.
You have now received your education. You are equipped to take on the world. Your life is now YOUR destiny. Academia will not impose deadlines for theses with minimum word counts. No, now your life is yours to create. We have simply built a strong foundation for the future you must independently design and build.
"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny." - Frank Outlaw. Now... End of sample