Over the last week of work and class, I have come to understand the importance of the little things. For instance, while walking from my car to Gerlach this week, I looked like a big geek with my arms loaded with books and my laptop case along with my book bag. I saw a friend who smiled to me and helped me carry my books.
Later that day, I was sitting in the lounge, when someone came up and with a smile, I offered them the seat at my over-crammed with said books.
At the last football game (my first ever OSU game!), I came to realize how loud the Buckeye crowd can be. Between the cheers of O-H….I-O and the jaunts towards the only Illinois person around, along with the pouring rain, it was hard to communicate with anyone in our group. But whenever something good happened, we all cheered towards each other and then “high- fived” everyone around us, as if we were the ones who just scored the field goal. ( I will admit, half the time I didn’t really know what was going on, so I just cheered along with the people around me…)
At last week’s EOTW, the bar we were at was so crowded and the music was blaring. Despite the environment, we still met some of the other first years and the second years. I am sure people could not understand what I was saying because I tend to be soft-spoken, but I don’t really know because I was always received with a smile and a nod of the head.
While this post seems cliche, and maybe someone who reads this will see me and ask for the five minutes of their life back they spent reading it, I think that this week has shown me a valuable lesson. It is the small things, the signs of unity and the consideration towards each other that makes Fisher stand out. While we are all busy with work and such, a small gesture such as carrying some one’s books, holding a door, or an understanding smile can go a long way.
Thank you to those of you that have shown these acts towards me!