The Power of 5 was a good wakeup call for me. I realized that not everything I do should be on my to-do list or scheduled into my Google calendar weeks in advance. Oftentimes, it’s the unplanned moments — coffee with a friend, running into an old professor on the Diag or going to see a movie on a Tuesday night — that make your undergrad experience. I’m sure years down the road I won’t be reminiscing about how I finished a 10-page paper a few days early or how great it felt to power through a difficult reading. Rather, I’ll remember these special moments that I share in passing. One of my favorite childhood characters, Winnie the Pooh, said, “Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” Cheesy or not, these past few weeks I remembered to appreciate the smaller things, because they often slip by before you can enjoy them.
So, I challenge you, next time you’re walking through the Diag to class, or sitting down next to someone new in lecture, say hello, smile, introduce yourself. You never know the change you might start.
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