It may seem early but since NMSU is on break the entire week of Thanksgiving Campus Ministry is already getting into the thankful spirit. This weekend we will be taking pre-orders for our annual pie sale (I think you can’t go wrong with pecan!) and next Wednesday we transform our weekly Midweek Mass & Dinner into a Thanksgiving Feast, serving turkey and all the trimmings.
In that same spirit, our Student Leadership Team gathered in prayer this past week. Each Monday night the Team gathers to Pray, Play & Plan. This week our prayer was an opportunity to pause, in the midst of stressful papers and assignments, clinicals and exams, to give thanks. We offered thanks for the little moments. We remembered that while we often think we will be happy “when” (pass this class, graduate, get a good job, etc.) there is so much to be thankful for now. Finally, we challenged ourselves to dig deep and “mine” even the challenging, painful, and stressful aspects of our lives, in search of the gold lies hidden beneath the surface.
May you also be blessed and inspired by this spirit of gratitude!