Last Friday night, I was invited to emcee the Boys and Girls Club Performing Arts Center Annual Holiday Showcase. I had a blast getting to know everyone backstage before the event. I met some very talented performers and future actors, actresses, and American Idols! The show was youth produced by members from different clubs all around Broward County. Even dinner was prepared by the members of the Admirals Club right near my college. I was introduced to many staff members and volunteers (that I will be working with), who all seem so genuine and helpful. They definitely have some very special connections with the kids, and you could tell that it was a family-type atmosphere, which was relaxed and refreshing! I also had fun chatting with the students after the showcase about their dreams for the future…and the thing I love about them? They dream big, just like me! Why settle for less when the possibilites are endless? I truly enjoyed my night- God has been teaching me so much about really learning to live in the moment and savor it-take it all in. Instead of worrying about tomorrow, I now look forward to it with anticipation, but remember that the day can easily get lost if I’m too busy looking ahead. Every day, every moment- God has something special planned for us, and I wouldn’t want to miss out on the possibility that today has to offer because I’m too busy running ahead of Him! It was so fun to just talk and enjoy the company of all these amazing and gifted students, and I look forward to working with them throughout the remainder of my school year here in Ft. Lauderdale! For now, it’s back to long hours of studying, complete with highlighters, flashcards, and snack breaks (which is my favorite part ; ) in preparation for finals. One more week until I’m back home for Christmas break, and I can’t wait to spend time with my family and friends! Only 18 days until Christmas…boy, do I have some shopping to do (as if that’s a bad thing)! : ) Love ’til next time!
Boys and Girls Club
08 Dec This entry was published on December 8, 2008 at 2:03 am and is filed under Uncategorized.