This archived article was written by: Shanna Frame
WCID THOT(S), pronounced the same as wicked thoughts, is an acronym that is not wicked at all. In SUN Center’s recent training, adviser Terry Johnson asked the SUN Center leaders to emphasise three wCid thot(s) this semester. WCid thot(s) stands for What Can I Do To Help Others Today (Serve).
The first of the wCid thot(s) is to tune into station MMFI or Make Me Feel Important. This creates an awareness of others and increased sincerity. People need to feel important, so helping them feel important with the little things like a smile or compliment is an everyday service that everyone can do to make USU Eastern’s campus a little brighter.
The second wCid thot is “action.” Often people get so caught up with the planning that the execution is lost. C. G. Jung said, “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” With this, it should be noted that the capitol C in wCid thot(s) is for “can.” When looking at the possibilities, the focus should be on all the things one can do and less on the limitations.
The third wCid thot is to turn” passion into compassion.” Passion is a driving and sustaining force. If a passion for and love of the outdoors is used to expose others to its wonders, that is a successful wCid thot. Everyone has passions from food to footwear. Making passion into compassion can bring a little sunshine into other’s lives.
Johnson stated, “I have encouraged the SUN Center leaders to make these three wCid thots part of their focus this semester and invite our campus community to do the same and even come up with a few more wCid thots that would help them focus on, and serve others in a meaningful way.”
Some of SUN Center’s upcoming service opportunities are Kids @ Heart, every Monday through Thursday, from 11:30 a.m-12:45 p.m.; Green Team, every Tuesday at 3 p.m.; Tutors needed to help adults learn basic English; and the Benefit Concert for the Clothing Closet Feb. 19. For information on upcoming events and to sign up, visit the SUN Center on the second floor of the Jennifer Levitt Student Center or call 435-613-5284.
Johnson said, “We most likely have a project that interests you. We look forward to receiving a call and seeing you in the SUN Center soon.”