North pole- SC4 Faculty, students and staff, I’m making my list and checking it twice. Have you been naughty or nice?
That’s right, I’m in town. And I’m the real deal, not that imposter that’s been traipsing around campus in fake Santa clothes and a Halloween mask.
I stopped by with the intention of reclaiming my good name, but my mission changed entirely when I noticed some of the solemn faces lurking about your campus.
Where are the smiles? Where’s the good will?
Has no one told you that it’s the holiday season?
Regardless of what belief you may follow, this is a time meant for cheer and giving. A time when you should be willing to lend a hand to a stranger simply because they’re in need.
I’m not saying for you to empty your pocket book into the nearest collection bucket, even I understand that times are tight. Just last week I had to let some of my elves go.
I’m talking about the simple things. When entering a building, if you notice someone coming in behind you, hold the door open. If someone drops their books in the hall, stop and help pick the books up.
Even the smallest of deeds can make a difference in someone’s day.
And remember, patience is truly a virtue.
Just because someone may not be moving at the same pace as you doesn’t mean you should fly off the wheel and start hurling foul language in their direction.
Such behavior gets you on the naughty list, just a hint.
So SC4, I leave you with these parting words. Smile a little. Relax. And don’t let exams gets you down. It’s the holiday season, act like it. And let a little good will into your hearts.
I’ll be back, that I promise you. And just for you, I’ll check my list a third time. See if some of you naughty folk have migrated to the nice side.
Happy holidays, and ho ho ho!