Thanksgiving Lessons

FNU SGA Thanksgiving Turkey What are you grateful for?

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“Here,” Nataly handed me a piece of paper shaped like a long feather, “write down something you’re grateful for and we will put it on the turkey.” She was referring to the paper turkey hanging in the reception.

My reply was a no brainer. I am grateful for the South Campus SGA for creating an environment of fun and support, I wrote.

The Florida National University Student Government Association has two chapters: South Campus and Hialeah. It is an independently incorporated non-profit organization that operates under its own by-laws. But, that’s the legal jargon. The true spirit of the FNU SGA is in the enthusiasm of its students.
SGA T-shirts FNU SGA South Campus Chapter

A Student Government Association has the power to fill the stagnant halls of any campus with a contagious buzz. It begins with one student, wanting to make a difference, one student who finds a few like-minded individuals. As they learn and grow as individuals each one reaches one, modeling the compassion and leadership that will be adopted by others.

This Thanksgiving it was a simple paper turkey with dozens of hand scribed feathers. But, it represented much, much more. It represented community, unity, and most importantly gratitude. Now show me that lesson in college algebra.