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Here’s a 30-second graduation speech with nine lessons for college graduates. Adding illustrations would only weaken the points!

  1. I need to listen carefully.
  2. I need to guard and limit my own speech, spoken and written.
  3. I need to extend grace to others, even if I feel I have not received grace from them.
  4. I need to apologize quickly and without qualifying conditions when I have been wrong or when I have hurt someone.
  5. I need to recognize that the loneliness I sometimes feel is actually shared by everyone.
  6. I need to find happiness in the fleeting moments of the day.
  7. I need to respect everyone.
  8. I need to take a walk when I‘m stressed, even when it is raining and—perhaps—especially when it is raining.
  9. I need to remember to trust the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding.

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