Four weeks ago we started an epoch writing project. Each student was assigned to write an autobiography. I just happened to come across the commencement address given at Southern Virginia University on Saturday, April 29th and it contained really excellent ideas. Here are a few of the touch points he presented that I used to help students launch into their autobiographies.
"Launch out into the deep and let down your nets"
... Luke 5:4
= don't live in the shallows - live in the deep waters
= live for purposes greater than yourself
= lose yourself in the service of others
The time is now to write the story of your life.
Give Yourself A Lot To Write About!
= You only get one life to live
= Give more than is expected
= Live life to the fullest
= Each of us can live a rewarding, abundant life
I shared with my students the quote by William Shedd that I memorized with my own children as I raised them:
A ship in harbor is safe,
but that is not
what ships are built for.