Sandra Bullock was a surprise speaker at the graduation ceremony for a group of about 200 students from the Warren Easton Charter High School on Monday morning, and here’s what she had to say.
She told the crowd, “You know at Warren Easton, you are loved and appreciated and supported for what you have to offer. I was trying to remember my graduation and, oddly, I couldn’t remember anything. I remembered how good I looked and then I went back and looked at pictures and I really didn’t look so good. I didn’t remember anything, because I was so worried about the future. Stop worrying so much. I don’t remember any of the moments in my life where I worried. Raise the bar higher. Nothing is a failure it’s just not supposed to work out. Eat something green every day. Do not pick your nose in public. How about we just go get a tissue? When someone who cares about you hugs you, hug them back. If someone doesn’t want to play with you, it’s okay. Not everybody is going to love us. And last but not least go find your joy. It’s what you’re going to remember in the end. It’s not the worry, it’s not the what-ifs. It’s the joy that stays with you. And I want to thank you for the joy that Warren Easton brings me every day.”
Any advice you would share with this year’s graduates?