Graduate Randy Bostic December 2012 Letter
By Randy Bostic
I suspect many of you, like me, see stories and articles on Facebook, email, and so many other places that elicit an emotional response. This response many times cannot be stopped, cannot be prevented, and can be good or bad. We all wonder if the story is true and might even research the answer via snoop or other sources.
Whether good or bad, I find myself taking the lesson out of the story or reminding myself of the principle and not caring if it is true or accurate. Why do I do this? Why do we do this?
I suspect it may be that we need to move on to the next thing. We have too much to do. We have urgency in what is next and will not stop and research or pause and contemplate anything in our path that is not planned. We are not callous or mean people but we have too much to get done or too much too worry about most of the time.
This time of year is different. Beginning at the end of November, I find things change. I find that I reflect on these emotional items a few moments. I apply meaning to my life and will even be moved to act. I was lucky enough to attend a dinner for a group that I had never heard of before recently. The cause was good and it was in a pleasant venue. I had no expectations that I would write a check or that I might volunteer. I found myself pausing, listening, applying and then acting. I lay down and literally said what just happened. I wrote a check and I committed to be a volunteer.
I found myself saying that was good, enjoyable, and noting that I should listen more often. I have tried to do that over the past few days and am hopeful that I can do that beyond the Christmas season. I work in a place that honors and loves the Lord. I work with people that inspire others to be their best. I work with donors that live life for more than just an earthly reward.
I should be inspired everyday. I will and must allow myself to be inspired everyday.
God provides so much to inspire us in our everyday path, but many times we are too distracted to realize. We do not have to read every Facebook story or forwarded email, we have to work hard and take care of so many things, but should we also not be inspired and moved. The college of business is an inspiring place and I am blessed to be a part of this community. Each of you is a part of Lipscomb and the College of Business. We invite you to stay connected, be inspired and pause to reflect about getting involved.
May God Bless each of you and your families. May God Bless Lipscomb and the College of Business.