"Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president."
Hello world! If you are new, welcome to the Luminstruct blog! My name is Mark and I am currently working on a "365-Word Project" by posting reflections on various words every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The reflections can be serious, can be about Student Affairs, or might just be some silly ramblings. Either way, I will do my best to take you on a journey through the personal story of my life. I hope you enjoy.
Today's word is "Parade"
I mention the Electrical parade because many people do not realize there is a person whose main job is to check every light, on each float, every day! This fact astounds me. Since they use Christmas lights which aren't LED, if one light goes out, the whole strand will. Granted, they have woven different stands together just in case a light goes out minutes before the parade, but check out the video below and try to count how many lights this worker will need to check. The number is astonishing! In addition, each float is driven by a worker who is inside the float and may have very limited sight when driving, the workers on the sides of the street help direct them so they stay on course!
The truth of the matter is that there are a lot of unsung heroes in the world today. Even as I was driving late last night, construction workers were paving one of the streets around midnight. Many people do not see this hard work, but they will notice the new street which magically appeared overnight! Behind every paved street, every clean building, and every shopping chart neatly placed in rows, there is a hard working employee who most likely does not get as much appreciation as they deserve. Take some time this week to thank the workers "behind the scenes" for all of the work that they do.
I know during these stressful times, I am especially appreciative of my RD staff who have been working long hours with a res life manual, ra training, and freshmen placement. This post is dedicated to you! Thank you, Torrey, Sloane, Elijah and TD! I couldn't have asked for a better staff!
Question time: Which "behind the scenes" workers do you appreciate?