Commit to Serve

To the Class of 2023:

Where do I go from here?
What will my life amount to?
Will I make a difference?
Will the world be better because I lived in it?
Will I amount to something?
Will I matter?

These were some of the questions I was asking when I graduated high school over 65 years ago. The world has changed a lot since then. A lot! And still these are the questions the class of 1958 was asking, and I know some of these questions are on your mind.
The answer then and the answer now is still the same.

It depends.

Depends on what?

Well, it sure doesn’t depend on me.
It depends on thee!

It doesn’t depend on the graduation gifts you receive, their size.
It depends on what you prize.

It doesn’t depend on your friends, relatives, or roots.
It depends on how you put on your boots.

It doesn’t depend on the graduation line front or back, where you start.
It depends on where you place your heart.

No one can decide for you what to do.
Here’s the answer! Make big commitments and see them through.

I don’t know
What your destiny
Will be.
But one thing I know:
The only ones among you
Who will really be happy
Are those who have
Sought and found
How to serve.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Medical Missionary