Nothing Is Routine

In the fall of 1987, I attended a meeting of the general faculty held at Mississippi State University and listened to then-President Donald Zacharias make his presentation.  I will never forget something that he said during that convocation, which was more than 32 years ago.  It had to do with a letter he received from a parent who was praising a faculty member who went above and beyond the call of duty to help his son.  After reading the letter, Dr. Zacharias said, “This is a great reminder for all of us that nothing is routine when dealing with the lives of other people.”  Nothing is routine.  In whatever field we work in, we help others and make their lives better by what we do and say, and how we do and say it.  I would welcome the opportunity to visit with you and your teammates to assist all of you in achieving your goals of servant leadership.