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Valedictorian Speech

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Here's a great story from Dietitian_Becky (SparkPeople's dietitian). Congrats to her and her daughter for being valedictorian! This is a good example that SparkPeople is about far more than losing weight.

SparkCheers!

Chris (SparkGuy)

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So my daughter had her high school graduation this morning. She had to give her little valedictorian speech. I had been banned from heaingr this speech earlier. She started her speech by saying that she recently was getting ready for school, brushing her teeth in her parent’s bathroom, and read her mom’s daily SparkPeople calendar which contained quotes and health tips. (Yes, it is my Spark calendar!)

She then gave the quote from Monday, May 18, by Albert Schweitzer. "

"In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

She then thanked those who have rekindled her spirit throughout the past 13 years of schooling. She ended with a call to action for her graduating class to keep their inner spirit blazing and to spark others in their life daily.

Little did Coach Nicole know when she was putting together this SparkPeople calendar that a page would end up in a speech at the Milan High School graduation ceremony. Thanks for Sparking my daughter with this quote. AND thanks for putting it on the date of May 18--perfect timing!

(And yes, there were tears and I remembered to take tissues. )

Becky
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