Don’t Say Goodbye; Say Thank You

Graduation-related events have started happening. Senior traditions, share nights, “lasts,” “thank yous,” and eventually “goodbyes.”

But mostly “thank yous.”

There was a lot of that at InterVarsity senior dinner tonight. One guy even went around the room and identified some memory or aspect of each of us that he admires. I could do that too — for all the people in that room, as well as many who’ve graduated in the last 3 years or have yet to graduate in the next 3 years. They’ve taught me so much, and instead of saying a sad “goodbye” it’s incredible to say a heartfelt “thank you for teaching me _________.”

A blog on this topic: “Don’t Say Goodbye…Say Thank You.
(It’s about terminating a clinical internship, including saying goodbye to clients and colleagues, but it gets the point across.)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s