Today’s Editorial for June 24: Pearls of wisdom for grads

Hundreds of high school students will leave the hallowed halls of their schools for the last time this week as another graduation season comes upon us.

Many of those students will continue their educations at colleges and universities here and abroad.

Others will go straight into the workforce and others may choose to pursue life in another country.

They will be embarking on their future and to them, we offer a few pearls of wisdom gleaned from a variety of sources.

Always do your best. If you do it doesn’t matter if someone else does it better.

Never leave a job that you can’t go back to, or in other words, don’t burn your bridges.

Take the time to do it right the first time.

Don’t underestimate yourself, but don’t lie to yourself.

Don’t procrastinate.

Look for a job you like to do, not necessarily the one your parents think you should have.

If you don’t know how to budget money, learn.

Learn to cook.

There is no nutritional value in negative thinking.

It’s more important to be significant than successful.

Do the right thing all the time.

Make your own coffee.

Get into the habit of saving your money.

Live your life as if you are a mentor to someone younger, because you are.

This is your lucky day. You can do anything you want to with this day except have it back.

Forgiving someone is a lot easier on you than carrying a grudge.

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

When God closes one door, he opens another.

Tomorrow is another day.

Take the word can’t out of your vocabulary.

When praises go up, blessings come down.

Give respect to get respect.

Say ‘I love you’ every day.

Become involved in your community and politics.

Volunteer.

Wear sunscreen.

Cherish your family.

Remember where you came from and whose you are.

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