Graduate Randy Bostic May 2012 Letter

On 4/30/2012

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Small Things

By Randy Bostic

We are closing the 2011 – 12 school year on May 5.  The fiscal year ends at the end of May.  Over the next few weeks several of our faculty members and many students will be heading overseas for unique educational and cultural experiences. 

Summer classes are being prepped for and great expectations for next fall.  It is a busy and exciting time around the College of Business.

I try to get to the point each month and share some of the special things about this place and why each of you should be proud to be alums.  I want to share a small thing that happened about a year ago, Tuesday April 26, 2011 to be exact.  We were having an alumni board meeting in the boardroom of the Ezell buildng and I received the text from my wife that it was time for our second child to arrive.  I nodded to Dean Stevens and mentioned to one longtime friend where I was going.  As I opened the door to leave, Dean Stevens asked me to stop and ask the board if they minded if we stopped the meeting briefly to pray over the birth of our daughter. 

I remember most every word of that prayer and every person in that room. I will cherish that memory for the rest of my life.  A momentary pause of a meeting and a prayer, that is all it was but it was more than any one in that room knew. It was small in many ways but yet it was one of the most meaningful prayers I have been a part of in my life.

Everyday we have these opportunities to do little things that appear to be small or inconsequential, but it might be so much more.  In the first paragraph I mentioned the end of school, the end of the fiscal year, global travel and classes.  What small thing can you do for these?  How can you make a great impact?  A quick prayer, an encouraging note, or financial support are some of the many small things you might do. 

As we run through our busy days, be on the lookout for the small thing that will impact someone else.  At that moment, you will be at your best.  You never know when God will use you to make a huge impact. 

May God continue to bless you and if there is anything I can do, please contact me.