Is it just me, or does springtime just put everyone in a better mood? There are so many perks of spring coming, especially at Harding. Let us not forget that it brings what is known as a national holiday in the Kellett household: the start of March Madness. Who doesn’t love non-stop, buzzer-beating, Cinderella story, bracket-busting basketball? Even people who know or care nothing about basketball seem to find themselves filling out brackets and giving their input into who they think will be in the Final Four. Speaking of the Final Four, do not try to get in contact with me between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday night; I will be glued to my television.
However, basketball is not the only sport that spring brings. Who could forget baseball? Judging by all the baseball shirts that could be seen on campus Monday, it is clear that Harding loves America’s favorite past time. And who could blame us? There is something special about smelling freshly cut grass and spitting sunflower seeds that just makes you want to scream, “freedom!” I’m talking William Wallace style. Maybe it’s the warm weather, or perhaps the flowers blooming, but there is always a buzz around campus during spring. Call me old-fashioned, but sometimes I miss living on campus because I do not get the chance to walk around and admire just how gorgeous all of God’s creations are as much as I used to.
And who could forget Spring Sing? I have never been involved in any of the shows, but I have attended every year, except one. The amount of respect I have for students who put in the countless hours of work is truly amazing. Say what you want about being nervous on Saturdays when it comes to the football field, but I could not sing a solo in front of all my peers, much less their parents and family members.
Basically, what I am trying to say is, enjoy life and your time here at Harding. Get off your bottom and go literally smell the roses. Spring is a time when everything comes back to life after winter, including the students. As Shakespeare said, “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” So even though your mid-term grades might have been below average, and all your end of the year projects seem to be due in the same week, don’t forget to be young.