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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Food for Thought Justin and Ahram

Soon my son and his lovely lady will be sharing meals together
as she goes to visit him in New Zealand soon.
How wonderful indeed to share a meal with one you love

My son is a superb cook and his presentations are divine~

All photographs courtesy of Ahram for Justin's food
and the pictures of Justin in the Garden and he with Ahram
courtesy of my son.

The One-Minute Graduation Speech 465.4
I’ve given lots of commencement addresses and, despite the silly hat, it’s a head-swelling experience to tell a captive crowd how they should live their lives. The problem is, speakers are to graduations what turkeys are to Thanksgiving, except people are much more interested in a turkey on a platter than a turkey behind a podium. What we need is a good one-minute graduation speech. Here’s my platitude-stuffed effort:

"Okay, folks, you got your degrees. It’s a good time to set goals and devise a plan. Remember, failing to plan is planning to fail. You need a roadmap, but be prepared for unintended detours, confusing signs and closed roads. Don’t be afraid of change or be unwilling to change. Enjoy the journey, wherever it takes you, because that’s your life.

"Chances are, success and happiness are among your goals. But be careful, they’re not the same -- all successful people aren’t happy and all happy people aren’t successful. If you have to choose, choose happiness.

"Take control of your life by taking control of your attitudes. Pain and disappointment are inevitable, but suffering is optional and tough times are always temporary.

"Live within your means, and when you mess up, fess up. When you’re in a hole, stop digging.

"Listen to both your heart and your head. Pursue your passions, but don’t confuse feelings with facts, fun with happiness or pleasure with fulfillment.

"Don’t sacrifice a thousand tomorrows for a few todays, and don’t settle for a little life. Live with purpose and for significance. Respect yourself and others, avoid self-righteousness and be kind rather than right."

This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.


At 8:32 AM, Blogger Q said...

Yummy! I am hungry now!
Lots of food for thought...I also think one minute is about all a speech need sto be.
Have a plan and be ready to live each day to the Mindful and kind!

At 8:48 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Love you

At 2:30 AM, Blogger Memories Of Mine said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving comment.

You offer some really wise advise, I like it.

At 5:24 AM, Blogger A wildlife gardener said...

Wonderful food presentation skills indeed, Dear Jeanne :)

Beautiful young ones there on the video

Good maxims for life...though I'm not sure anyone (other than our own)takes advice until they have lived their adult lives for a while...

Here's the link to my latest post on my garden journal...


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