Saturday, April 12, 2008

Graduation...coming soon!

Wow - so many of you are graduating soon that I can't believe our time is coming to a close.

I know this is such a time of crazy schedules and planning events, but stop and think....are we working so hard this month that we're going to miss the "magic" of our work?

I was speaking with a student leader last night at a campus event and we were celebrating the successes of the fantastic program we attended and how hard she worked to put it on for the campus community. She is overjoyed that all of the stress is behind her and we exchanged hugs and congratulations on a job well done.

The "I Can't Wait Till it's Over" philosophy was truly what got her through the last few difficult days with planning this event, but I can't help but think about what we may have missed along the way?

We were so relieved to be done... that we might have missed the "wow" that each of our guests exclaimed as they entered the beautifully decorated room. We were so frustrated with having to do so much at the last minute...that we might have missed the student who came through at the last minute to perform for us and was OVERJOYED at the chance to share her talents with the BSC community. We were so annoyed that one of our performers cancelled at the last minute...that we might have missed the beautiful sight of the younger students from the L.E.A.D. program getting to come to a college event and the gracious "thank you for having us" that each young person shared as she left the event.

I know it's a busy time, but let's not forget to stop and enjoy the beautiful outcomes of all of our hard work. Student Leaders...."stop and smell the roses" as you walk along the path to graduation.