Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I have been a college student for four weeks. Every day I have learned something new. Every morning, I get up, get dressed and go to class. Every day I sit and listen to yet another teacher share a wealth of information. But my learning hasn't just come from the classroom.

I have learned from friends.

I have learned from strangers.

Most importantly, I have learned from God.

I've learned...

Smiling at a stranger may just prompt them to smile back.

Acknowledging someone in the beverage wall line that you thought was a stranger may cause you to discover you've met her before, but neither of you know where.

Always take the opportunity to charge your laptop. You will be thankful for it later.

Apples to Apples cannot be effectively played in a group of more than ten people.

There is more than just "me" at BJU. [more thoughts on this another day]

More often than nought, the people who you thought were the strangest are the most likely to become your best friends.

Bananas make excellent weapons.

Your friends aren't the people who you spend the most time with or tell the most jokes with. They're the people who hug you, love you, and pray for you when you're having the worst day of your life.

Every day is the best day of your life. Even when it's the worst. [more on this another day as well]

God knows where I am even when I can't see Him or understand what is going on. Through trial by fire, I will come out as gold. [Job 23. Just read it.]

It's okay to cry.

God is always with me.

God wants me to want Him.

Being 3,000 miles from home can be one of the scariest things in the world.

Beauty is never just skin deep.

Unexpected people have unexpected stories.

Never forget your Sunday Grab n Go. Ever.

No matter how cute the pink flats make your feet look, it's not a good idea to wear them on five-class-days.

Same goes for the grey wedges.

Teachers care.

Teachers pray.

Teachers exist outside the classroom.

Teachers eat lunch. And are willing to eat with their students.

Getting up early is [almost] always worth it.

The truest people are the ones who love you anyway.

Family, biological or not, is the most important thing.

Hugs are not the same through a webcam.

God loves me. A lot.

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