My little sister graduates from high school this weekend, and last weekend my parents had a graduation party for her. Her principal came and his gift to her was my the most original and thoughtful graduation present I've ever seen. He gave her a copy of the Dr. Seuss book "Oh, the Places You'll Go" and wrote something nice on the inside.
Here are the lines from the first page:
Congratulations!Today is your day.You're off to Great Places!You're off and away!You have brains in your head.You have feet in your shoes.You can steer yourselfany direction you choose.You're on your own. And you know what you know.And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
I think it's appropriate for anyone who's graduating right now or starting a new adventure. Congratulations, everyone. You're off to Great Places.