McKenzie Bright

This week's Spirituality Spotlight is on the Service and Justice Coordinator for CLC, McKenzie Bright. In response to how she practices her spirituality, McKenzie says, "Sharing a smile is such an easy way to brighten the day and brings people together." If you would like to suggest someone to be highlighted, please contact us at
Publisher's note: No one person speaks on behalf of an entire religious, spiritual, or phiolosphical tradition. All views presented are those of the student according to their personal experience of their tradition.
What does spirituality mean to you?
MB:  Spirituality is seeing goodness in people, as well as everyday experiences. It is acknowledging the many blessings we have.
How do you practice your spirituality on a daily basis?
MB:  Walking around campus, I like to smile and say hi to the people that I pass. Sharing a smile is such an easy way to brighten the day and brings people together. Every night, before I go to bed, I like to say a prayer and something that I am thankful for. That reflection time is very relaxing and allows me to acknowledge God’s grace in my day.
Have you learned anything about yourself through this/these practice(s)?
MB:  Taking the time to recognize God in others and in my day can be easy to do and gives great benefit. It makes me happy when I can share a kind word or thought and gives me a sense of peace and belonging.
In what ways do you believe practicing spirituality connects us with something greater than ourselves?
MB:  Spirituality is a personal journey, but it is also a journey with community. Through these interactions and through reflection on these experiences, we can come to recognize God, or a higher power, in our lives.