Below is a repost. A special tribute to all the graduates in 2012:
I love this time of year when so many people are graduating. My oldest son will complete his last year in elementary school and will soon step into the hall ways of middle school-YIKES, every mother's nightmare.
Graduation time is filled with great expectation and positive energy. The whole world and all it has to offer is ahead of you. The graduation ceremonies are a huge step of leaving the past behind and walking towards a new future. This feeling of moving forward is usually faced with anxiety and uncertainty. You are unsure of what the future holds but you have graduated to a new place.
I believe that graduation should not happen only to those who are in school. One of the biggest mistakes we can make is to think that learning stops when we leave the educational process. We must forever be challenged to learn and grow. Many of us are living "stagnant" lives because we won't utilize the creative and productive force inside each of us. Some of us need to elevate our thinking.
"I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma." ~Eartha Kitt