Today you’re being awarded a Ph.D. That’s right! It’s something you’ve earned by hard work, by great planning, skill, and diligence. You’re being awarded this Ph.D. because you deserve it for every gift you’ve shared with those around you, every moment you’ve devoted to getting to know yourself better, and every person you’ve met who left feeling better than they did before. For all that, it’s your time to enjoy a Phenomenal Day…your own Ph.D.
Your Ph.D. comes with a gold cord wrapped around the sheepskin. The gold cord is a reminder that all of life is enhanced by the One who joins you daily in the effort to find joy and success. With His love, you have a three-fold cord that speaks of body, mind, and spirit. It’s on a sheepskin because no matter where you live or what you do you’re always following the Shepherd, graduating to greater degrees of awareness and knowledge.
So it’s your day to take that mortar board of life and set it squarely on your head, step out into the world and let your light shine. You have earned a Phenomenal Day so celebrate being wonderful you and applaud the great education the years have brought you to help you become all God intended.
So, congratulations on earning your Ph.D. Did I mention you’ve earned this for each day of the rest of your life? Tell everyone you meet that you are having a Phenomenal Day!
May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.
Now wouldn’t that bring you a Phenomenal Day? Please let me know how your day went. I’m off to frame my sheepskin. Karen Moore, Ph.D.