I love this season of Graduations.

It’s a time of change; bittersweet goodbyes intermingled with the dizzy excitement of new beginnings.

Endless possibilities.

Memories made.

New ones waiting just around the bend.

Today, as I sat in my classroom with a young sampling of our country’s future (who were busy building wooden block castles and reading oversized books barefoot), I could hear the air horns blowing from my old high school alma mater, the graduates no doubt soaking in the intense emotions of the day.

Maybe someone beat the odds today; the first to graduate in a long line of dropouts.

Maybe someone saw the light at the end of the tunnel today; surviving years of exclusion and belittlement, knowing that at Harvard, she’ll be recognized for more than just her outdated jeans.

Maybe someone decided that today was the first day of the rest of their lives.

And isn’t that beautiful?

So today I say, Congratulations Class of 2010.

Whether you graduated from



High School




you got your damn Ph.D (show off).

Because, Dear Class of 2010,

I see great things in your future


but it only matters

if you do too.



Now check out the link below, and tell me it doesn’t inspire you to go and Do Something with your life.








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