Imagine this: You’re sitting at graduation in your cap and gown. You’re bored and you’re ready for summer to start. You think the ceremony will never be over, and then, suddenly: Sandra Bullock. Miss Congeniality herself is on stage, staring at you.

This is usually when you’d wake up from the dream you were having, but for a high school graduating class in New Orleans, it was reality. Sandra made a surprise appearance at the commencement ceremony at Warren Easton Charter High School, a school she helped restore when it was struck by Hurricane Katrina.

The Gravity star — who looked absolutely gorgeous in a hot pink dress and matching heels — hid behind bleachers until she was announced, and then she took the stage to impart some advice to the new grads on Monday.

And the most valuable advice she can give? It’s something that she tells her four-year-old son every day.

"What I tell a 4-year-old is what I wish someone would’ve told me before I stepped out in the world,” Sandra shared with the crowd. “And the first thing is, stop worrying so much. Stop being scared of the unknown, because anything I worried about didn’t happen … The unknown we can’t do anything about, and I don’t remember any of the moments in my life when I worried, so that’s a lot of time I couldn’t get back.”

“It is noisy out there, and for some reason, people want to see you fail. But that’s not your problem. That is their problem,” Sandra added. “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 is a failure — it’s just not supposed to work out that way, because something better is supposed to come along.”

Dear Sandra: Can you write a book with all your worldly wisdom inside? We would all appreciate it. 

Source: Gossip Cop