I thought I would start my speech by addressing you as the “new” family of my daughter. But I think it would be inappropriate because now that she is married, you are “the family” for her. Believe me; I don’t have a problem with that. I, in fact, want my daughter to have “you” as her priority now. Its time for us to take a backseat in her life. We would happily accept it but would surely request one thing – please keep her happy!
This boy was previously thought to be a “problem child” in an elementary school. Fortunately, his teacher didn’t give up on him and ‘gave’ him a little more time instead. And sure enough, he certainly impressed his teacher with his innate hidden talent in drawing and loved of marine lives.
Steve Jobs said something about loving what you do, ?Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven?t found it yet, keep looking. Don?t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you?ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking. Don?t settle.?
.. and as you all can see, the ball has stopped half way to its perch. it’s suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the new year, to stop, and reflect on the year that has gone by, to remember both our triumphs and our missteps, our promises made and broken, the times we opened ourselves up to great adventures …
“Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things.” – Professor Randy Pausch.