Do you remember what you were doing on September 8th this year? Perhaps you spent the day working on homework that you forgot about or went out to eat with your family. In either case, this particular Sunday passed by uneventfully and classes began all too soon again the next day. However, did you know that September 8th is International Literacy Day?
For some time now, I have been noticing an interesting phenomenon on the campus. Ministry groups are struggling to get people to serve in them; [theater] students are begging others to come and try out for the play so that the theatre department can perform. And, the choir is showing remarkably dwindled numbers compared to previous years. The yearbook (and the KAYSEEAN, for that matter) struggles to find people willing to put a little effort into a publication…
Last month, as I spent Saturdays and Sundays grinding out five-hour cycling rides through rain, snow, and bitter cold, I started thinking about the difference between motivation and dedication. Many people use the words interchangeably, and such an error can be forgiven since both motivation and dedication result in the completion of a task. But, as I thought about why I procrastinate and fall short of goals, I realized that there is a difference between the two words. Motivation is fickle, while dedication is constant.
Christmas, a holiday that is celebrated all around the world by different people of different cultures, can be expressed in many ways. It amazes me that just one holiday can bring families together laughing, singing, and exchanging gifts.