I’ve heard many graduation speeches and remember few. But this is one I won’t soon forget. Truth be told, after a friend shared it with me recently, I quickly decided it was — in its own humble way — the best I’ve ever heard…not to mention the shortest.
It’s just raw video of a young woman encouraging her high school classmates with simple truths and her own story. But this isn’t just any young woman.
Destiny Twohill was left on the steps of a Chinese orphanage on a freezing night in November. The orphanage staff — in a triage decision — initially determined she wasn’t worth trying to keep alive. But last week, Destiny graduated valedictorian. And if her classmates — and perhaps others who see this video — begin to see their choices as Destiny urges them to….well, we might hear a lot more stories like Destiny’s.