Take a Breather, and Give Thanks

As application season starts to peak and applicants everywhere get a bit crazed with anxiety, it's good this time of year to try to keep things in perspective. (Same goes for me, too.) I was moved by this account of Mark Daily, a recent UCLA honors graduate who lost his life in Iraq. It's a great blessing to sit in our cozy and safe environments while we work on applications and fret about the "walk in someone's shoes" essay for Chicago GSB or the grading curve on the September LSAT. It's good once in a while to take a step back, breathe, and realize that the sky won't fall if you don't get into School X.