Don’t give up on doing what’s right because right is the seed that always grows.
Yesterday, I was in DC---sorry for not calling all the DC folks I love; I was only in for a minute. I was with folks from The Character Education Partnership, an organization dedicated to developing civic virtues and moral character in the lives of of young folks for a more compassionate society. These folks are committed to making a difference by using ground breaking research, hard work and a lot of love. Read More
Before speaking, I was asked why I don’t market more or sell DVD’s.
I said what I have been saying for 25 years; I’m not trying to be well known, I am trying to leave folks with something that they can add their own life to. I want them to take what I teach and add their own life lessons.
As if on cue, a beautiful young woman came up and told me that I had been her teacher in Kent, Ohio. She said, she could not even remember what class I taught her, but that she had been in Upward Bound I had encouraged her to go to college and make a difference in the lives of others.
She recalled that I had taught her and the class about apartheid in South Africa and how their caring for people across the globe would make a difference for those who struggled and for their own struggle.
She sang the songs I taught about freeing Nelson Mandela and I was brought to tears. Tamara then told me that she’s now a school administrator and has worked in South Africa and even married someone from there.
She has done this incredible work and is living a purpose-filled life. I did not do it, but I helped to plant the seed.
Stay your course. Do the right thing and transform the lives of students, teachers, people you know and love and anybody who needs just one word of kindness.
It won't make you famous, it will make you and the world a better place.
Be you, be well, be a seed-planter.
Bertice Berry, PhD.