A Salute to the Graduates

Deb -lrgA quote recently caught my eye from a book by Marianne Williamson and it says, "It is not time to wait for angels, but to actively become them."

With each passing day that I spend as an employee of the university, I become more aware of how lucky I am to share my day with the dedicated and passionate students who grace our halls. There's a certain air of deep caring that embodies National's interns - one that beckons us to seek their advice and care. You, graduates, have been blessed with that gift and came to National to complement it with the proper education. 

Your graduation ceremony will be steeped in tradition and overflowing with emotion. The baton will be passed and you will rise to the challenge. Those of us who have watched you grow are blessed to be able to witness the end of this small journey in your lives. We share your overwhelming excitement as you walk out into the world full of many different possibilities - a world just aching for your care.

You are the angels of the health care field and whether you picture yourselves donned with wings or draped in a red cape, you will change lives just as you changed your own when you chose to muster the courage and conviction to pursue the profession of a care giver.

I am honored to walk among angels every day at National and I wish you a lifetime of rewards.

And, as Charlie would say, "Good luck angels".