Cogito Patris

Random Thoughts for Random People

Words of Wisdom

So, my neighbor and long-time babysitter is graduating from High School this week.  Luckily she will be going to a local university, so we will not have to get a completely new babysitter…though I doubt she is available as often as she is now.

I was trying to think of what to write on her graduation gift card.  I like to give advice…it is one of my not-so-guilty pleasures.  I am also a firm believer in letting people make their own choces.  So, I was thinking “Listen to advice, but follow your own path” might be good.

Then I realized what I was giving her.  It is a family tradition of sorts to give a wine bottle (or in my case a sparkling cyder bottle) filled with money to a graduate.  My maternal grandfather started the tradition when I graduated from college by stuffing $1400 in to a wine bottle.  It took forever to get all of the money out, but it was also strangling fulfilling.  So, I have decided to give my traditional gift with the words

“Accomplishments that are earned are more satisfying than those that are given.  Congratulations on earning your diploma.”

Congrats Anna!

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June 10, 2008 - Posted by | Random Thoughts

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