Deep breath! Wow!
What an incredibly busy time of the year it has come to be within the last week. Projects are due, papers need to be written, research must be done. There’s a plethora of assignments to complete. I know I’m not the only one in this situation, for a lot of my friends are just as frantic as I. It’s part of college–stress and busyness–however, it doesn’t have to be that way forever. In fact, it’s actually rather refreshing to be stressed on such a beautiful campus as Bethel. When I need a break, I take a long walk around the campus boundaries, down to the River Walk, and splash my feet in the water. Or even better, I grab a blanket and situate myself right down by Bethel’s very own ponds, the Bethel Beach. There are many places to “get away.”
It has been hard in the midst of the chaos to see the light at the end of the tunnel or shall I say the walk toward graduation! But today, a professor challenged me to wake up every morning and tell God what I am thankful for–to not only inhale His goodness but then exhale my gratitude. In doing so, my mind can be retrained to see my present circumstances differently.
I wasn’t sure if I was well equipped for the challenge when he first presented it to me, but I’m beginning to think it could be a valuable exercise–breathing not only to maintain life, but breathing to express thanks to God. I like it!