Here's why it floored me.
It was 17 months ago that I visited her school....but first...
Principals, student advisors, counselors are in "book an assembly for the fall" mode. The question going through their heads centers on whether bringing in a guest speaker will make a difference.
* to make a difference you have to empower
* to empower, you have to equip and inspire
*to equip and inspire a teenager? Most people laugh.
Most people also can't believe what they are seeing when they watch me presenting to teenagers.
Let me ease your mind.
You just ended your search for a speaker.
I have a proven track record a mile long.
Oh, about that message I received at 10PM last night...
"I just want to thank you once again for coming to our school. WKHS really benefited from having you visit and I still so vividly remember how cheerful and strong the school became after you were there. And it stayed that way."