Its a time for celebrations and a season for reaping what we have sowed.Today i witnessed my friend’s graduation at the Baxter Arena, there was excitement in the stands (family and friends) and off course the graduates themselves were excited.Graduation is a big achievement at one point all the students decided that they wanted to get on this journey and they worked hard made sacrifices .I was reminded about my own graduation a week ago.
A week before graduation i attended an event at the University of Nebraska Community engagement center – Donning of the kente and i stood up and spoke to fellow graduates after my cousin had nudged me for about 2 mins.One thing i mentioned was it takes a village to raise a child, that i could not have made it without my family my friends and everyone who was in my life through out the journey.One thing that was mentioned as part of the speech was as you go up , grab just one person.”take someone with you”.It got me thinking , after we have celebrated our achievements and our family’s achievements and we have been celebrated , what’s next?
I am not asking whats next in terms of employment or furthering your education .My question in whats next – who will you take with you to the top.How does this achievement not just benefit you and your family but benefit the world as a whole.Our world has become so selfish that most people do not even think or consider to take someone with them.I personally want to inspire someone else to take the leap and decide to go back to school.To go after their dreams, passion and to trust God through out the process.
Today i say to me fellow graduates , (Makorokoto) Congratulations and i urge you to take someone with you.It can be through volunteering at the boys and girls club, being a mentor, helping at risk teens , encouraging a friend or inspiring a stranger to go after their dreams.
You were blessed to become a blessing to someone else, so go and be a blessing.