I’m more likely to see students as the light. The hope, joy, creativity, and spirit of college students sustain and bless me daily. Their happiness is contagious.
This week, the students in a course I teach on Wednesday evenings made presentations about their future careers. They were nervous and I was nervous for them. A Vietnamese-American student who had only been in the US for a few years was particularly worried. She is shy and unsure of her language skills. She avoided presenting until the last possible moment. I realized during her presentation that her classmates were nervous for her, too. They loved her and wanted her to do well. Kieu’s presentation was excellent; her classmates and I were so relieved! We celebrated. I am so fortunately to work in such light.