After honoring my son Michael’s strong success throughout his five-year film program, and his May 5th college graduation, I happily have graduation on my mind.
Please pardon my (very) corny and juvenile fun while I cluster some c’s in this otherwise serious call to graduates.
While you most appropriately celebrate the culmination of all the credits you collected, and credit from your proud family, I hope you will challenge yourself to climb beyond the mediocrity associated with the grade C—the center of the bell curve, as you proceed onto college or on with your career.
I invite you grads to contemplate and continue the many character virtues and helpful habits that you have thus far developed. Secondly, please cut the attitudes and behaviors that have not served you or others well. You will honor yourself in the process and surely receive acknowledgment from many people, as they witness your positive changes and growth. Finally, consistent with the common graduation term commencement, may you begin to discover new opportunities and heightened passion, garnering experiences that contribute to your own fulfillment and to the betterment of your clients, colleagues, children, community, etc. (I’m really getting carried away now!).
Essentially, may you make wise choices and implement the courage of your core convictions and especially commit to being caring and compassionate toward yourself and toward everyone whom you contact.
I’m rooting for you! C you later.
Cheers and Congratulations!