Drink, Steal, Swear and Lie

By Scott Westerman
I’ve been at a conference of my alumni peers this week. On the last evening, one of our valued colleagues announced her retirement, telling the crowd to “Drink, Steal, Swear and Lie”. I was a bit taken aback… until she explained..

Drink daily from the cup of knowledge. Never stop learning and you will never stop growing.

Steal moments from each day to add value to someone else’s life. You never know when you might end up being a life changer.

Swear that you will try to be a better person today than you were yesterday. Our past does not have to determine our future. That decision is ours.

And Lie down every night with thoughts of gratitude for the great gifts of good health, good friends and the blessings of family. For each of us in the alumni profession, that family includes each of you. And we lie down each night grateful for the honor of serving you.

May you drink, steal swear and lie with us, now and always!