TREND Spring 2017 - Page 39

said: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” Be ready for the real world. Ellen DeGeneres said to live “life with integrity” and to “not give into peer pressure” to be something that you are not. One Tennessee teacher sent me a rather profound statement. She wrote: “The real world is tough. There are trials and tribulations at work, and a constant need for prayer. Whether it is challenges my students face, or the overwhelming pressures in the teaching world, I pray that positives will outweigh the negatives…Disease, sudden illness, cruelty towards another human… it’s hard to understand the harshness of the world.” There is “too much hate, lack of empathy, and a sense of entitlement.” She added, “Be kind to one another. Love one another. Slow down and appreciate the small things, and be thankful. We need more love and understanding. Tell those you care about that you love and appreciate them. You never know when that opportunity will be gone.” There is a last time for everything. High school graduation is one of those really special occasions and it is worthy of a special eff ܝXZH]Y[[ܘXK˜\[[Z][[]ܘYX][ۋ[H[]\H[\XHYZ[]H[YH[KY[\Y[˜[[Z[H^HY [ZHH[YB[]H[X]H[\X\\Y[ ]Y[HHܙ[] B]XZ\Z\[ۘ\HܛN8'H[\\^H]ۘN[H]H[›܈[H[\H[[H[X[Z[]YH]ˈ]YHY\܈YX] ܈H[\\^BYZ['H]\^[[YXH܈YKۙܘ][][ۜܘYX]\[HX\Y]BX[\H^X]]H\X܈قٙ\[ۘ[YX]ܜو[\YK[Hۈ]\؛X[PQTBۋQ[X[ٙ\[ۘ[X\[›ۈST[YK ¸(X[\ܙY]¸([\YX]\¸(X\܈\\B\X][ۜ][۝YBYۈ[]˜Yܙ[܈ۋQ[X[ٙ\[ۘ[X\[[\XY\H܈X\K]Y\[ۜ[ MJH L