I am a big fan of thank you notes because I obviously feel that it is important to give thanks in every aspect of life, but today I did something similar, but so much better. For Student Foundation, one of our responsibilities is "thank you calling". This is where you take the time to call someone and thank them . In Student Foundation, this is where we are typically calling to thank those who have given there time, money or both to TCU. This is very important because they certainly deserve a thank you. For two hours I called people and thank them for giving to TCU and helping students, like me, dreams come true. I mean that is such a unique gift to give. They are helping others more than they know and they should be aware of that and thanked. I often think we take being thankful for granted because it is so easy. It is easy to forget, but it is also easy to do.
I do have some funny stories from thank you calling tonight. First off, I called this guy and in the middle of my script, he says, "I am currently involved on campus and I know everything that is going on. Goodbye." Oh okay. Maybe a little sassy huh?
The second funny story is I a called a lady and I could hear her child in the background. I started talking and I was maybe on the phone for two seconds and she just hangs up. She probably thought I was so recording.
The coolest moment of the night was when we took a 15 min break and my friend Landon came and told me the coolest story. He said that he was talking to someone and they asked what his story was. He told them that he was a freshman on campus and what he was involved in. When he said Beta Theta Pi, they asked if he knew Cade Bethea aka Southern and Thankful because they feel like they know me and they love reading and learning from me.
HOW COOL IS THAT?
I mean wow. I thought Landon was joking. I wish they would have been talking to me because that would have been so special, but still to have someone ask about me because they read my blog... that is crazy awesome! I mean wow.. I am still not really over it. That just goes to show you have important it is to be thankful. If Landon hadn't called to thank them, I would have never known that. I pray everyday that God will use me to impact others. On a big scale or small scale, I just want to show others how awesome it is to live in his love. So whoever you are out there, thanks for making my night and thank you for pouring yourself and your assists back into TCU. You make this university and my life so special. So whether you right a thank you note or make a thank you call, remember how important it is to be thankful. It keeps things in balance, ya know? I just thought I liked thank you notes , but thank you calling is the way to go. What a great time giving thanks! Take time to do that same my friends... you will see great rewards!
I have a test tomorrow at 12 and I am suddenly a little worried about it. I feel like I am not studying enough one minute and then the next I feel like I am studying too much. Say a pray for me please.
What a great day filled with a different type of thanks!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A student at Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!