Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Theta Thanksgiving Thursday Post from Bettie!

Happy Theta Thanksgiving Thursday!

Top 5 things Bettie is thankful for:

1. The wonderful women of Zeta Omicron

2. Our incredible ELC's, Alyssa and Courtney

3. Our confidence, passion and kindness

4. An amazing semester so far

5. Family and friends to  share Thanksgiving with!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

What I'm Thankful For - Lauren Hunstad

Being in a sorority has given me so much to be thankful for. My sisters are incredibly amazing women and they inspire me every day. I would be lost without their friendships and support. Not only have my friendships with girls I already knew been strengthened, but my new Theta friendships have grown to be equally strong, sometimes stronger. Each and every sister brings something unique and special to our organization and I feel truly blessed to be a part of it as well.

I am thankful for all of the opportunities that Theta has given me. I never realized my full leadership potential until I joined Theta and saw other girls looking up to me and depending on me. I feel like Theta has given me the chance to do something bigger than myself. Our service and philanthropy work touches the lives of countless individuals on our campus and in our community. This impact is real and it makes me so proud.

Finally, I am thankful for my Theta little sister. Having a little sister to support and mentor has been an amazing experience and I have loved being there for her. The best part however, is how she has supported and mentored me too! I never even anticipated how strong our relationship would become. Although it began with popping a silly balloon, my relationship with my little has evolved into one of my most meaningful college relationships. She inspires me to be the best version of myself. She encourages me to make the tough, but important, decisions. She motivates me to stay positive and to keep a smile on my face, especially when she always has one on hers. Even when I am faltering or want to take the easy route, she is there to remind me that I can do better and I deserve to do better for myself.

My little has a smile that can light up a room and she always brightens my day. I would be absolutely lost without her. I have no I idea how I survived before I met her. And I will be eternally thankful that she, and all the women of Kappa Alpha Theta, are a part of my life.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

You are LΘVED

Wake lost a great person today. I knew Pillow, and while we weren’t best friends, he still found a way to work his way into my life. I talked to him 2 days ago, he was the definition of a Southern gentleman, and he made everyone’s day a little bit better by being around. I went to Andrew Pillow’s remembrance gathering, and I was overwhelmed by the love I saw.

At least a hundred people were crammed into the mailroom in Benson. People talked about funny memories, cried, and just remembered what a force for good Pillow was. I looked around the room and saw people were holding hands, comforting each other, and just being together. They shared stories, we laughed and we cried, and it was clear Pillow left a profound imprint on this campus.  I wondered if he knew what a great impact he had on so many people, and how loved he was. Pillow mattered at Wake, and I can only hope he knew that.

I wanted to take a second and say to always remember that you matter. You matter to me. You matter to your family. You matter to all of your sisters. You’ve positively impacted me, Theta, and Wake just by being yourself. Today made me pause and reflect on how short life is, yet how impactful that short time can be. It’s so easy to get caught up in schoolwork, studying, the social scene, and everything else we do, but I urge you to take a second and reflect on what you’re thankful for. I’m so thankful for a variety of things: my family, my faith, my friends, and my sisters.

I encourage you to take a moment and tell someone how much they matter to you, and how much you love them. And, remember you are loved. You are loved so much more than you ever imagined.
Theta LΘVE and mine

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Keiffer + Koalas + Theta = LOVE

Keiffer is thankful for koalas.

And her Theta Sisters.

Happy Theta Thursday. Celebrate by watching the Koala Kam live from the San Diego Zoo's Koalafornia Dreaming exhibit:

Koala and Keiffer Love.