Happy Graduation

Congratulations to all graduates!  There is so much excitement for all of those who have worked so hard and are now graduating.  My son is graduating from middle school and he is now interested in “looking his best” whereas in elementary school it didn’t matter.  We picked out a beautiful suit for him to wear.  I am giving him a trip to Vancouver and we are going together (this might not last forever)!  My nephew is graduating from college.  I gave him a new briefcase.  I hope that was the right thing to do.  I don’t want to push him in any certain direction but I know he will use it instead of a backpack. Now the little things that I offered him before such as a wallet and cell phone case are of interest to him because he wants to look classy.  My niece is graduating from high school and I gave her a new purse.  What if it’s not the designer she likes?  Well, it does have a gift receipt.

I wonder if kids who are venturing out for the first time are worried about the new world we live in where one does not define work as people did in a different era.  Perhaps they will work from home and use skype to communicate, design video games, or invent something new.  Jim Carrey recently gave an inspirational commencement speech to the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.  He said “You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” I hope that the upcoming graduates will find something they love to do and fulfill their dreams.

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