When I was graduating from high school and then from college, there were many details that I was trying to think through and many decisions that I was trying to make, not the least of which was what graduation song I would choose to represent my transition from one season of life to the next. You see, among my family and friends it is tradition for anyone graduating to choose a graduation song to be sort of the theme of their accomplishment and their place in life.
If you have never heard of this, then I’ll suggest that you quickly make a graduation song part of your traditions surrounding graduation. Allow me, as an expert on the subject, to enlighten you with some suggestions about how to go about choosing the appropriate graduation song for you.
First of all, keep in mind the significance of choosing the perfect graduation song. Why is it so significant? Because it is not every day or even every year that you will graduate from something. In fact, most people only experience one or two graduations in their lifetime, so don’t downplay the importance of the situation. Instead, realize how significant it is that you are about to graduate and therefore take seriously the privilege of choosing a graduation song that will represent your achievement.
A perfect graduation song is one that incorporates two main things. First, any good graduation song should reflect some on the past and how it has affected you up to this point. The worst thing that you can do is to pick a graduation song that means nothing to you and that you’ve never heard of before. The wise way is to choose a song that you are familiar with and that really means something to you.
A second important element of a good graduation song is one that says something about the hope and purpose you have for your future. Graduation is, after all, not just the end of a season but it is also the beginning of a whole new season of life. So choose a graduation song that reflects how you’re feeling about moving forward into something new. No matter what season of life you are ending, you are also about to begin a new and great season, so let that be reflected in your song choice.
A graduation is a small but significant tradition that I think everyone should take part in. What a great way to symbolize a part of your journey and to represent your thoughts for moving on. So choose a great graduation song today! It is one decision that you’ll never regret.