There’s so much negative news, I’m trying hard to focus on mindfulness and spotting those lovely little moments when I see them. So here’s one:
Yesterday I was at a meeting to consider a grant opportunity for a community. There were several stakeholders involved including a principal from a local school and a man who was educating us about this grant opportunity. In the meeting, we learned that the man had actually been a student at the principal’s school which was cool. But at the end of the meeting, he announced that the last time he’d actually seen the principal, he was in the office expecting to be expelled, but the principal decided not to kick him out of the school. Now, he was in this group, bright, educated, clearly making a decent amount of money.
It was a great example about second chances and I was thrilled to be present when that happened.