Jeremy graduated from Torrey Pines High School with a 3.70 GPA on June 18, 2010. Jeremy is autistic with little verbal speech and gave this commencement address using voice output technology. His sister, Rebecca, graduated form Canyon Crest Academy on the same day. Congratulations to them both. Jim Sicile shot and edited this short movie.
Having the strength to stay positive and persevere through adversity is a special trait within all of us. We only need look deep enough.
The Relationship Communication Guide: #1 Relationship Communication According to Girls & Guys
Communication can make or breaka relationship. So how do GIRLS and GUYS really view it?
How GIRLSsee it:
Two of the most aggravating things about it is having the time to communicate and knowing what to say.
Don’t you hate when you have an argument and the bell rings to go to class or you have to go somewhere? Then you are left hanging with this unclear understanding of how he feels on the topic and there are all these feelings that were left unsaid? I especially hate it because then I have to wait until lunch to talk about it. If it happened at lunch, I have to wait until after practice, which could be anywhere from 6:30-7:00 at night. By then, I have gotten over whatever I was mad about. So aggravating…
I hate when I am talking and talking and I feel like the other person is not really listening or even contributing the conversation. He just stares at me with that blank puppy dog look on his face.
How GUYS see it:
Let me start off by saying that communication is needed in any kind of relationship you have with someone, whether its with your parents, your friends or your girlfriend or boyfriend. But not focusing on parents or friends, communication in a relationship with someone you love or have strong feelings for is a biggie. If a couple can’t tell one another if they have a problem or not, the have terrible communication. Without communication any relationship can or will deteriorate. It is vital to a smooth successful relationship.n.
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Have you stopped to realize the importance you may hold in other’s lives? Are you the motivation someone is looking to as his or her mentor? Are you the inspiration someone is seeking as they face challenges in their lives? Are you the cog that keeps the wheel of hope alive in someone? There are others in this life that need you. Your being is the reason someone cares. You have a grave responsibility in your living.
So, put value in each and every day. There are plans to make, goals to realize, and work to be completed. Your service is required. Go forward with fervor. Be happy for others along the way. It’ll bring you joy in your own living. You have great powers when you expect the best. Expect the best from everyone you meet. You carry the seed of great dreams. Let yours grow and blossom today.
Realize the brevity of life and you’ll look at living in a more eternal scope. As you go forward, understand that God is the reason for your living. Your light will shine brightly for others as you live for Him. He’ll quiet your ego and make you realize the One who is really important. Reach out to Him. He’s already reaching out to you. Touch others through your living for Him. God has given you reason for living.