Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My Day at BYU

I’m very tired, but am having a fantastic experience at BYU Education Week. I’ve seen old friends that I haven’t seen for years. I’ve met some wonderful new friends from all over the United States. But the most amazing thing to me is the feeling on campus. People—total strangers—passing by you smile and say hello not in a cursory way but with feeling, emotion, and enthusiasm. Yesterday on the short walk from my office to the building I spoke in every single person I passed (about 20 people) either smiled at me or said hello, and one woman I don’t know from Eve even said, “You look so beautiful.” Wow!

What would life be like if every place were like that?


Anonymous said...

That is wonderful, but I think the teachers and the "Y" who sponsor Education Week set the tone. It would be so great if it could be like that everywhere. You are helping to send them all home with a wonderful gift. Someday there won't be contention etc., just love and acceptance and living close to the spirit all the time. Wouldn't it be nice to just bottler it up and save it for everyday living.

Wendi said...

I'm glad you're enjoying your week. You tend to radiate that kind of happiness--so it is easy to return it to you. :)