Velma Matthews

“Loving yourself means accepting yourself, including your past. We all make mistakes and we all have regrets but there’s no reason to carry those mistakes with us until we die. 

We can live an abundant life.  We can be free. 

Life is much more fun and freeing once we accept our faults and start loving ourselves for who we are. And so finally, as I begin my new beginning, my new season, I will never forget this season of healing.   I will never forget the freedom that comes from love.  I will never forget to choose love over hate because loving myself and others can never be wrong.”

(Watch Velma’s full Gradutation Speech here)