What you do today matters…
As your senior year in high school comes to a close, words cannot express how proud I am of the woman you have become. As a young child, I always taught you that what you do today matters. From kindergarten to today, I have watched you live that principle each and every day.
I could not be more in awe as I have watched you live with purpose! Each day you have demonstrated kindness, compassion, and resiliency. Your pursuit of learning and growth are second to none. You live that every day. You are destined for more than you or I even know.
You were born to lead. You were different in high school, never seeking to follow, but always seeking to do what you felt was the next right thing. In a world of pop culture, that couldn’t have been easy. You rose to graduate as the top female in your class, a triumph in a small town world of political cards that were stacked against you. You never once quit!
I know as you move on to college that your heart and your mind are in the right place. You, my brilliant girl, are destined for more than you know. There are girls all over that want to follow you. As you move on to college, my advice is to always be authentic. Keep diversity in your friends, seek to learn something in everything you do. You are a giant. You are perseverance and dedication. You are strong, intelligent, fierce and yet inclusive. Be smart, funny, intelligent. Share your idea,s for they are often game-changing. Always remember that what you do today, on this day and every other day matters.
Today is your future. It is the future that you bring to other young women. Keep making your mark on this world, for you make it a better place! The things you do each day inspire others. Go and be you, inspire and lead the way!