Why I believe the world is good

As the days go by, I am starting to feel a much stronger connection with Sister Eleanor.

Sister El has the most positive view on life. She always has a beautiful smile on her face, and it motivates me every day to smile more.

I would usually go to Sister El’s house after my physics lab, which was around 5 pm. Physics is my toughest course at the moment.

When I would enter her house, her smile immediately made me forget all about my struggles in physics. With 18 credits and 5 science courses per semester, it makes a person overwhelmed -- but just talking to Sister El, I feel so relieved.

What I notice the most about the connection I have with my sister is we have similar viewpoints in life. She and her sister wrote a letter to Congress about gun laws. That really amazed me, that there is still hope in this country.

When I was in high school, I used to write letters to Congress about social issues as well. Sister El and I love to talk about politics and world issues, which made us very close.

What I love the most about Sister El is that it’s never awkward between us. Going into the program, I was bit nervous that we would not connect much since we come from two different worlds, but I was so wrong. I have more fun speaking to her than some of my friends, believe it or not! I love that Sister El can help me grow as a person by educating me on certain issues yet still be a great friend.

Sister El is a person who will never judge and will always see the best in others. She is the reason why I believe the world is good.

About Anwar Khalil

Anwar Khalil is a second semester sophomore at Caldwell University. She is going for a biology degree and a minor in Chemistry. She aspires to be Pediatric Oncologist. After her third year, she will apply to Medical Schools. At Caldwell University, she is part of the Health profession club, math club and Circle K. She is also a member of the Day Ambassador Program. During her free time, she loves volunteering and giving back to the underprivileged. During the Spring of 2018 she was paired with Sister Eleanor Uhl, OP; a Dominican Sister of Caldwell.