It is no secret that I am involved in a student group on the University of Utah campus called LDSSA or Latter-Day Saint Student Association. We recently had a retreat for our student council. We had breakfast, played trust games, and went swimming which for some of us was the biggest trust game of all. (Let’s be honest, you either have to really trust those you are with or not know who they are in order to get into a bathing suit. If you are not one of those people who has complete anxiety about bathing suit shopping and gladly jump in one whenever you get the chance…I envy you.) However, this is not the point of this post. The point is this event was a fun great time to build friendships and get to know each other. We played lots of games one of which was to pass a giant exercise ball up a line of people using only your feet. We were in teams and the fastest team won. I don’t have a picture of the winning team because I was participating in the game on the team that won!
We also had a “faith walk” meaning we were all blindfolded and asked to hold hands; not knowing whose hand we held we were lead around the giant field, trees, and very easily could have taken a dip early as we walked near the creek. Trust was the name of the game.
There was some down time and we discussed our plans for this year. What we hoped to accomplish and how we would go about doing that. There were a lot of really good ideas as to how we could be more effective on campus and be more in sync with what they are hoping to accomplish as a university. We discussed our them for this year, U & I. We talked about the idea of showing unity with campus. I love being involved on campus instead of just another student group. It gives you the opportunity to meet so many new and different people. How much fun is that?
Last the best of all the game…we went swimming. Trying to choose from the 300 pictures of us swimming was no easy feat. There were a lot of really fun pictures that show off our goofy personalities. I hope I found the ones that do us justice because at the end of the day if you can laugh and enjoy each others company you have something special.