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On The Bright Side – May 23, 2011- Mary Howell

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 6:41 am

On The Bright Side

Mary Howell


An Open Letter to the Class of 2012.


You will soon be completing your high school education,  This will be the biggest accomplishment for you thus far.


You have completed twelve, thirteen or fourteen years of study with your friends.  Some of you may not see each other on a day-to-day basis as you have in the past.  You are now going separate ways and you may not see each other but once or twice in the future.


I would like to encourage you to put God first in your life and love your parents and family members. They are the ones who care about you the most.  Life will be different for you now.  You will be responsible for the decisions you make.  You will no longer be secure under your parents roof.


Some of you will continue your education in college.  I encourage you to choose the subjects that interest you the most.  Some of your friends may choose a military career in service of our country.


When you choose a career, make sure that it is one that will be  financially secure and one that will bring satisfaction to you.  Respect your bosses and your co-workers.  Save your money for your future.  If possible, put aside one to two hours pay each day for a rainy day.  Never spend your money before you earn it and never spend your last dollar.


Save time for your family if you choose to marry and have children.  Make their care a priority.


Avoid habits that will be harmful to your health.  The way you take care of your body when you are young will determine your health when you are old.



I congratulate you on your graduation from Hemphill High School. West Sabine high School and Brookeland High School.  May God bless you as you begin a new journey in your life.


May 23, 2012

1 Comment »

  1. This is wonderful. Mary should be allowed to say this to the graduates during their graduation ceremony and hope that they will listen and abide by it ! !

    Comment by Martha Pengelly — May 24, 2012 @ 9:56 am | Reply

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