For the fall 2011 issue of The Eleusis, we’d like to know what is the best advice a Chi Omega Sister ever gave you, and please include her name and chapter.
Reply in no more than 75 words to: TheEleusis@ChiOmega.com. Include your first, maiden, and married names, chapter, and initiation year. Deadline: July 15.
Pearls of Wisdom
Sisters Tell Us What Never Fails to Cheer Them Up
We asked Sisters to tell us what never fails to cheer them up. We are pleased to share their answers with you in another offering of Pearls of Wisdom, great ideas for Chi Omegas from Chi Omegas.
Lindsay Noell, Lambda Mu/Loyola U Chicago
I hit up the nearest Starbucks for a green tea latte with one of my Sisters!
Monteigne Cordray Staats, Xi Kappa/Texas A&M U
There’s nothing like a good time with Chi Omega Sisters to spark some laughter. I find the
perfect venue is generally over a good meal.
Erika Roetman, Xi Alpha/U of Utah
My Sisters are the most hilarious group of women I’ve ever known. When I’m with them,
I know I can always expect to laugh and to forget my problems for a little while.
Lyn Harris, Psi Gamma/Mercer U
I try to surround myself with friends who want to have
Lauren Cook, Gamma Beta/UCLA
Friendship took on a new meaning for me after I joined
Chi Omega. My Sisters are not only my best friends, but
also are now my roommates, study buddies, and fellow
dancing queens. Whether it’s singing together in the
kitchen before a final or talking about life ’til two in the
morning, my Sisters always cheer me up.
Kelsie Guthrie, Epsilon Alpha/U of Oklahoma
My Chi Omega Sisters never fail to cheer me up. If I’m ever feeling blue, I know they are
just a phone call away. Whether we get frozen yogurt, do a little retail therapy, or just
talk, they always remind me how blessed I am to have such a wonderful support system.
Walking into the Chi O house instantly boosts my mood because I’m surrounded by
Sisters who care.
Chelsea Walker, Sigma Kappa/Austin Peay State U
I talk to my Sisters because they know exactly what to say and do to cheer me up.
Amelia Campbell, Iota Beta/U of Massachusetts
A photo of my grandmother never fails to cheer me up. I instantly feel the warmth of her
smile and imagine a big hug. I am reminded of all the power, strength, and unconditional
love she instilled in and bequeathed to me. She reminds me that nothing, big or small,
can stand in my way with the help of a little hard work and determination.
Scottie E. McDaniell, Gamma/Florida State U
My brother always makes me smile—always makes things better. I didn’t realize it until I
was to have brain surgery, and into my room he came with his quirky smirk, goofy smile,
and teasing banter. That’s when I knew everything would be all right. And in the 40 years
since, whether distant or near, he is still a mood-changer.
Kate Gary Hollimon, Epsilon Alpha/U of Oklahoma
My husband always makes me laugh or lightens my mood after a difficult day.
Liz Daquila Prady, Beta Delta/Thiel College
Crazy dancing in the kitchen with my daughter, Allie, is always an instant laugh-out-loud
event. She can always make me smile.
Amanda Mollet, Iota Zeta/U of Nebraska–Kearney
Playing roller derby cheers me up. I love the sisterhood and camaraderie that I have found
within the team as well as the athletic challenge. Participating in derby has been an empowering
activity for me. On even the worst days, things are better when I’ve got skates
on my feet and am participating in this amazing sport!
Stephanie Soduk, Zeta Alpha/Ohio State U
Exercise is the best medicine. If it’s nice outside, a jog or a hike does the trick; if the
weather is lousy, then the gym will do.
Brenda Eckel Ster, Theta Delta/Carroll U
Grocery shopping! I love the order and organization and
the hunting for bargains with my mega-coupon binder.
Not that I don’t love my family, but the alone time allows
me to recharge.
Lauren Williams Raber, Epsilon Lambda/Furman U
I’m always cheered up when Target puts out their new
season of flip-flops. It’s a sign that the long, cold winter is
almost over and summer is near.
Jessica Martinez, Alpha Zeta/Texas State U–San Marcos
I try to remind myself that there are so many people suffering
in the world and that makes me see things from a
different perspective. I have a good job, a roof over my
head, friends and family I love and who love me—so why
waste time being downtrodden?
Denise Metzger Taylor, Epsilon Theta/Morehead State U
When my teenage daughter was fighting leukemia, we
created Wacky Wednesdays to replace seriousness, stress,
and sickness with silliness. Laughter is the best medicine
and its side effects are great. Jonnae lost her battle
with cancer June 9, 2008, but our tradition continues. I
celebrate Wacky Wednesday with patients and families of
the local children’s hospital by giving them wacky accessories.
It adds to my cheer when my Sisters join me.
Wacky Wednesdays Chi Os. From the left, they are Emilee Kerr and Savannah Woods, Beta Gamma/U of Louisville; Denise Metzger Taylor, Epsilon Theta/Morehead State U; and Morgan Jenny, Beta Gamma/U of Louisville.
For the fall 2011 issue of The Eleusis, we’d like to
know what is the best advice a Chi Omega Sister ever
gave you, and please include her name and chapter.
Reply in no more than 75 words to: TheEleusis@Chi-Omega.com. Include your first, maiden, and married
names, chapter, and initiation year. Deadline: July 15.