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Today’s inspirational spark:

I had the honor of assisting with the Delgado family at graduation today. Many family, friends, classmates, and professors were in attendance and very proud of the awarding of a posthumous degree for Ms. Denise Delgado, a Political Science major student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her brother and two young children walked the stage to collect Ms. Delgado’s Bachelor’s degree. There was a standing ovation by the Class of 2015 when her name was read.

Denise was a beautiful person, hardworking student, dedicated mother, and good friend to many people. As one of her professors, today was mixed with happy and sad feelings.

If you would like to support her little boys and their grandmother who is taking care of them, please contribute to and/or spread the word. Every little bit helps. God bless!


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Today’s inspirational spark:

This is worth watching the whole thing… So much valuable advice –

Wicked Smart and Funny, Too

Comedienne Amy Poehler gave a great graduation speech to the Harvard Class of 2011.  Though her advice was geared toward a group of undergraduates, I think several gems like the following quotes apply to people of any age and station in life:    

“Just because you’re wicked smart doesn’t mean you’re better than me.”

“You can’t do it alone.  As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration.”

Lessons from Improvisation Rules: “Listen.  Say yes.  Live in the moment.  Make sure you play with people who have your back.  Make big choices early and often.  Don’t start a scene where two people are talking about jumping out of a plane.  Start the scene having already jumped.  If you’re scared, look into your partner’s eyes; you will feel better.”

Watch the full speech here:



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