Mr. Speaker, during the graduation season I would like to share with my colleagues the lessons I share with the students during the ceremonies. It is entitled “Everything they need to know about life I learned from Noah's Ark”. The lessons are as follows:
Number one: Don't miss the boat.
Number two: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
Number three: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
Number four: Stay fit. When you're 600 years old someone may ask you to do something really big.
Number five: Don't listen to the critics, get on with the job that needs to be done.
Number six: Build your future on high ground.
Number seven: For safety sake, travel in pairs.
Number eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
Number nine: When you're stressed, float a while.
Number ten: Remember the ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals.
Number eleven: No matter the storm, when you're with God there is always a rainbow waiting.
I send my congratulations to all the grade 12 students who will be graduating this summer.