Hi, my name is Kristyn Angsten and I’m a senior RA in Swanson Hall. I’m sure you all have realized that Thanksgiving is around the corner. Each year at this time, many of us reflect on what we are thankful for. This year, some things I’m thankful for are my friends, family, health, and education. I’d like to take this time to point out that I’m especially thankful for my education. College has flown by and I can’t believe it’s already my senior year. I have really enjoyed my experiences at Creighton and I have made some memories I will never forget. Also, I have been receiving a great education. I think it can be easy for us to forget that we’re receiving high quality education. I have seen many people take this for granted. Students begin to complain about how they have such an early class, or about how they have to stay in over the weekend to study for exams. It’s easy to complain about why we dislike school, but I’d like to remind you that you have an opportunity that not everyone else has. I encourage you to think about how important it is to be here at Creighton. I am by no means trying to make anyone feel guilty. I just want us to realize how great it is to be here.

Overall, it can be so easy to get wrapped up in our busy lives and forget about the things that we may take for granted. This may be a good time for you to take some time to reflect on what you’re thankful for. If you’re thankful for someone and what they do, go tell them! They may already know that you’re thankful for them, but some words of affirmation may be appreciated. The words “thank you” can be so powerful!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!



1 Response to “Thanksgiving”

  1. 1 Vianney Truong November 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    awesome post! great reminder to stop and reflect on what we are blessed with in the midst of this busy time filled with opportunities to complain!

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