Sandra Bullock is one of the most recognized names in Hollywood, and as such, what better gift for the graduating class of 2014 than to have her deliver their commencement speech.
Warren Easton Charter High School was forced to close its doors for a year after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf coast in August of 2005. The school was a designated location where people could get transportation to the Superdome and also a last resort shelter.
Sandra Bullock has been a big supporter of Warren Easton — the oldest public High School in Louisiana — and was instrumental in helping it recover from the damage suffered during the massive storm.
The 49-year-old actress — who we recently saw in Gravity, for which she won an Academy Award — was introduced by the school’s Presider to the roar of the crowd, “Please join me in a warm welcome for Sandra Bullock.”
Wearing a raspberry colored, body hugging dress, Bullock gave the thrilled grads an inspiring speech, mixing in some of her well-known humor and even dietary suggestions.
“I didn’t remember anything because I was so worried about the future,” Bullock told those attending. “I wasn’t present.”
Sandra’s speech included some references about her adopted son, Louis Bardo Bullock:
“I wished someone had said to me what I’ve been spending the last four years, telling a little boy, who I love more than anything, who happens to be my son. So I thought, ‘Maybe I will share that with you guys, that what I tell a 4-year-old, is what I wish someone had told me before I stepped out into the world.'”
“The first thing is stop worrying so much. Stop being scared of the unknown, because anything I worried about didn’t happen. Other stuff happened. The unknown we can’t do anything about.”
“It is noisy out there and for some reason, people want to see you fail. That’s not your problem, that is their problem. I only remember the moments where I tried beyond what I thought I could do and I do not remember the failures because I didn’t. Nothing’s a failure, it’s just not supposed to work out that way because something better is supposed to come along.”
A very important message Bullock shared in her speech to the graduates was to embrace their families and hug them back “with two arms” if they receive a hug.
Last, but not least, Sandra also had some very important words of advice, “Eat something green every day, with every meal” and “do not pick your nose in public.” And with that the Warren Easton High class of 2014 was off.
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