Saturday, June 13, 2009

Perspective

Tonight was the annual dinner honoring the graduating Honors College class. Being the Honors College, these events tend to be a little (okay, a lot) self-indulgent. I ate too much (it'll make me nuts tomorrow) and spent the evening sucking in my stomach, but still managed to have good conversation.

My professor/mentor/boss/friend was seated at the same table as my family and I. When all the grads went up for a picture, she leaned over and told my mother, "If I had a daughter, I'd want her to be like Lisa."

Um. Wow. Not even going to lie about having things in my eyes. I cried a lot and I definitely had not been expecting to. I learned one last lesson tonight - I can't be cynical about everything, hard as I might try.

6 comments:

lisalisa said...

What a wonderful compliment! It sounds like a really memorable evening. Must be nice to see all the hard work paying off!

ola said...

Wow!!
Being cynical helps sometimes, but I have seen too much people (especially doctors) hiding their fears, feelings or even happiness behind it. I think you are not cynical about EVERYTHING. In your blog you are not. You are such a nice person!

Tiptoe said...

Sometimes we amaze ourselves at just who is deeply touched by the person we are.

Lissy said...

good things do happen!!! i'm glad your cynicism took a (brief?) holiday.

what a great moment.

Danielle said...

What a compliment! That's incredible. I am too often critical, and usually about myself. It's tough to make it stop but I've found that it doesn't help anyone and just makes for a cycle of self-destruction so I've made a conscious effort to stop. Reminders like these help keep me on track... sounds like you're quite the incredible person, nothing to change there :)

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