What I’m Thankful For…

100_0918Good Morning everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! I know not everyone celebrates this holiday but I know that everyone is thankful for something. Whether you’re thankful for your education, health or family; everyone has something  to be thankful for. Aside from my normal list, I wanted to write about something that I’m the most thankful for this year, which is my university.

If you don’t know, I attend St. Bonaventure University, a small, private university with about 2,000 students. As a second-year student, I love my school and I’m thankful for the community at St. Bonaventure. Unfortunately, the event that expresses my thankfulness was not a positive one.

On Sunday, Tyler Davis, a sophomore history major, passed away unexpectedly. The University was in shock because whether you were friends with Tyler or not, losing a member of the community is devastating.

Throughout the day, there were many tweets and Facebook statuses about his passing and the impact it caused the community. But, there were also numerous posts about what it means to be a Bonnie (St. Bonaventure student).

It was Sunday that I realized how thankful I am for the Bonaventure community and attending the university.

The inspiration for this post came from Joe Yaegle, a junior at my university. I had the pleasure of working with Joe over the summer. After Tyler’s passing, Joe wrote this beautiful message about what I wish I could express in words.

If you want a better understanding of what it means to be a Bonnie, you can read about it here: http://pleasedont4getme.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/dear-tyler/

I hope you all have a wonderful day, whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving or not. Enjoy the rest of your day and as always, I will talk to you all soon.

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