The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Another Class Steps Out from Our Protection:

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

May 18, 2011

I think they're ready. West Central High School graduates. Teachers and parents, you should be proud, take a sigh of relief and plan for another learning process to begin. This time, however, they get to try out what you and your church, school, friends and life has taught them without you, for the most part.

Although parents probably do not realize it, all the lessons and warnings and advice you have given your children over the years, really is there to stay, and they will make choices for themselves from that knowledge, even though sometimes they may test it to see if it's true.

Relax, it will be okay. You made it through okay didn't you. Mistakes are made, wrong turns are taken and there are bumps in the best of roads, even detours.

Now, this is where you just love them on, help when you think you should, and let them work things out when you think you shouldn't.... and ahhh, there's the rub.

Here's a few quotes to help you and your graduates.

"A champion is one who gets up when he can't."

"Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat."

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

"The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare."

"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever."

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being."

Destiny is not a matter of chance. It's the matter of choice...not a thing to be waited for, but a thing to achieve.

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."

"Do not let what you can't do interfere with what you can do."

Obstacles, problems, other people can't stop you. Only you can do that.

"You don't know your potential."

"Of two evils, choose neither."