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Nearly every day this week we'll see more high school seniors all over Northwest Louisiana holding graduation ceremonies. In fact, a couple of our Shreveport high schools will hold graduation ceremonies as early as 8:00 am. God love them. Thank you COVID.

For some of these graduates, it's just the last day of high school. They'll soon begin college and the education continues.

For others, unless their vocation requires some type of classroom learning, they will have spent their last day in the school house.

Regardless of their choice of more education or immediate vocation, they really have no idea of what's to come, so now's the time they could really use some great words of advice as their embark on the next phase of their life.

Of course, the best advice doesn't sound like someone read it from a Hallmark card. It comes from the heart. A life lesson that someone else learned the hard way. And if this senior is intuitive enough to adhere to the advice, it could save them from a lot of heartbreak.

We asked for those sage words of wisdom this morning and we got some real nuggets, so seniors, pay attention. This could be just what you need to set you on your path.

  • Take responsibility for your actions. Be forthcoming and own up to your mistakes
  • Don't consider this the end. It's only the beginning. Yes, this is probably your biggest accomplishment so far, but you'll have so many more in the future. Marriage, children, grandchildren, etc.
  • Remember, it's NEVER about YOU! It's ALWAYS about how YOU can help others
  • NEVER get a credit card. If you can't pay cash for something, try to save up for it until you can pay cash
  • It's easier to live with the sting of failure, than the pain of regret for not trying

Congratulations to all our graduates! Life is what you make it, so make it one worth living!

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