Thank you very much for your kind introduction. TO begin with, I would like to thank Ms. Josefina Pacas, Ms. Virginia Matining, Ms. Victoria Opulencia, Ms. Elsa Alentahan, Ms. Editha Chatto, Board of Trustees of my beloved Alma Matter, for making me a part of today's celebration. Also, Thank you Dr. Victoria Carungcong for being with us today as we commemorate the graduation of thestudents of La Camelle School.To the Parents and Teachers thank you for giving me the opportunity to address this inspirational message for the class 2013. It is an honor to be invited in the day ofcelebration of this ___ celebrants, to deliver their last piece of sermon before they set foot in their own unknown land that we call "growing up."
This speech will be relatively short in order that you can grasp what it really mean.
Graduates, today you bring pride and honor to your parents,to your teachers, to your alma matter, and most of all, to yourself. For today you have proven one thing that only you could do. You have proven to us that you can.
As I was requested to deliver an inspirational speech, I reminisced about the 14 years after I graduated La Camelle School, I would like to share with you today words of utmost significance to me and hope you find value to them as your own future awaits.
I'd like to give you a piece of advice, but before we go there you must remember and I hope you will, and that is - never feel sorry for yourself. This feeling will tear you apart.Feel sorry for a lost point in a quiz, heartbreaks, Late for an early morning class, heartbreaks, poured meal in a recess, heartbreaks, etc. etc. You can let everyone beat you out there, but you cannot afford to beat yourself. Feeling sorry to oneself often leads to drugs, alcohol, wrong companion and andunachieved goal. There is no lesson that you can learn from feeling sorry for yourself, just, well.. heartbreaks.
Next, you are brought to school not to study school but to study life. You are being...
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