December 02, 2019

A Note From Robin, the VPSL

  • Robin H. Holmes-Sullivan

December 2, 2019


Hello Pios!

I hope that you had a chance to rest and rejuvenate over the Thanksgiving holiday. For me, spending time with family allows me to remember what my real priorities are and what is most important in my life. It centers me, and I am so very grateful to be a part of a family, a community, and a world in which I feel I matter.

I know this semester has been chock-full of homework, papers, responsibilities, work, and other things that grab your attention and time. It may be difficult to allow yourself to take the time to be thankful. As you finish up your first semester or your seventh at Lewis & Clark, I encourage you to reflect on just that: What is important to you and why? Who or what are you thankful for? How can you show thankfulness in your day-to-day life? Although your divided attention might make it darn near impossible to do those little things that make such a difference in others’ lives, a small act of kindness not only helps out another human being but helps you, too. Small acts of kindness. Little moments of acknowledgment or gratitude. Taking the time to show someone that they matter.

So why would I encourage you to take time for others when you yourself are so stressed and pressed for time? Because it will help you, your mood, and your outlook on life. Because it’s good for you. Because it’s good for LC. Because it’s good for the world we live in. Just think: If everyone practiced an act of kindness at least once a week, what a tremendous impact that would have on our community! The great thing about small acts of kindness and goodwill is that it has a positive impact on the receiver and the giver. It is a win-win situation. Give it a try. And thank you for being a part of our community. You matter.


Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. – Scott Adams