This year, I am thankful for family.
Despite that it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, we should always be thankful for what we have, and not reserve these thanks for one day out of the year. Everyday is Thanksgiving. We are thankful for life, opportunities, freedom and much more.
Psalm 9:1 – “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.”
Family for encompasses many factors. I have my immediate family and extended family. But I also consider my student organization (Student Activities Committee) my family at Hope. Having a support system away from home is so essential in the formative college years, and I am happy to be part of a large, caring family. Whether you’re in a time of need, need that extra push, or just need encouragement to get you through the week, they’re constantly there.
That is the Hope Difference. So many of the students here are plugged into the community and are part of other organizations on campus, which essentially is another family. Soon enough, you’ll find yourselves within different families, and to have this every step of the way with you will help in success.
So with my SAC fambam, we had a large, Thanksgiving-style dinner. We went all out with turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. You name it, it was probably there. After much socialization, dancing, and just being in each others presence, we had a pow-wow and just said what we were thankful for. Then with any large group of friends, you’re bound to take endless amounts of pictures, and that is what we did exactly.
Moral of the story: Hope College truly fosters a genuine community with the institution itself and among its many organizations. During my four years here, it has been evident to me that these groups made my college experience that much better. Want to know what the community is like? Schedule yourself a visit. You won’t regret it.
If you have any other questions, or want to see what life is like at Hope, check out my twitter page at @HopeMarvin15 and Instagram at: MarvSolberg. In the meanwhile, check out these pictures from SACsgiving!