What acquirement exalts one being above another? Virtue; we spontaneously reply.
For what purpose were the passions implanted? That man by struggling with them might attain a degree of knowledge denied to the brutes; whispers Experience…
It is a face to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason.” —Mary Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)
There are many things I’m thankful for.
Today, I decided to compile a list. Photos included.
That my boyfriend
took my dress for Rush to the cleaners. Without me asking him to do so.
That boyfriend made dough for THESE so we could munch on fresh bread whilst playing Scrabble.
Reading this book (one of my favorite books. highly, highly recommended!)
with him and talking about the gospel. He’s a dear friend and encourager. What can I say? He’s a blessing (James 1:17).
That THESE ladies
+ Matthew, a friend from Freshman year, caught up over 1/2 off pineapple Margaritas at Casa Mia.
…and continuing our deep, lively conversations at Highwire for $3 cocktails.
…and splitting a “Bon Vivant” with my lovely
before seeing a cockroach climb the booth.
Many laughs, many more times to come.
That today, at Rush, I got to hang out with some incredible sorority sisters.
(…even though that’s an old picture.) It made me realize that though sororities can be superficial, there is good in each person. The first round of Rush was so positive today — I was proud of our Pres Helen for being calm, collected, assertive, and organized.
As a senior, it’s natural that I would become a bit nostalgic. But more than that, I feel like I’m seeing how lovely these girls in my sorority are. I mean, there’s always going to be a mix of bimbos or drunkards, don’t get me wrong, but even some of them have qualities that redeem those things. Everyone’s a bit lost. But it’s reassuring to know you’re a part of something bigger that you believe in. I really love my sorority, even though I’m not that involved. I believe we’re going to get some great girls so that our values will continue to change campus for the better.
I get a bit sentimental when I look back on my blessings.
Another is my praying mother. And the fact that she has led our church’s women’s bible studies, so she can inform me on how to care for, pray for, look after, and appoint leaders for RUF’s bible study. It’s been weighing on me with my million things to do and little determination to do them. Pray for me to gather the time to pray over this year’s small groups if you read this?
I love my family. and my friends. and my wonderful boyfriend. and my sorority.
I’m happy to be where I am…now if only time would slow down a little bit before this semester starts…