“I believe that each of us is capable of the extraordinary. It may reveal itself in some small act or gesture, but the possibility exists. The courageous makes itself known in many ways, from saving the life of a snake to saving the soul of a nation.
Keep in mind the hummingbird—the first animal in the crowd to take action in the face of a daunting challenge. Be like that blur of energy with a beak full of water and a heart full of hope:
Do what you can!”
— Chris Johns, Oregon State commencement address, June 12, 2005