Yesterday at XD Service, two sincere mature heart-felt (non-sentimental) comments that sent my tears streaming, with the feeling being recognized for my commitment to aid people grow their soul compass, strength and multidimensional abilities, consciousness and relationships, as well as respect for life:
"Thank you for teaching us." says one woman.
"That you for opening your home." says another.
After decades of teaching and literally opening my home to people, this meant a lot to me.
My Irish-American grandfather was one of the first in the United States to be award the new rank of Chief Master Sergeant (E-9 pay grade). He served in the OSS, precursor to the CIA. When he saw goodness in an inmate of the jail he was also chief of, he would unlock the cell, put them in his car, drive him home and invite him to the dinner table with his wife and three daughters beside him. He was giving those young men (that did stupid s**t) an experience to realize they could choose differently. After the meal, he took them back to jail where they finished their term.
My German grandmother was orphaned with her sisters during the war. Russians were dropping bombs and she was told to take cover in a bomb shelter. My grandmother, all 5' 3'' of her would have nothing to do with hiding in the dark. "If they want to kill me they have to drop a bomb on my head!" Instead of hiding, she stole food and found a way to give it to prisoners of war that were trying to stop the madness.
What qualities these two met in each other bound with a faith in themselves, in humanity, in God; what regard, courage and dignity. Thank you!
So those comments yesterday, touch more that our brief history together: they touch timeless faith.
I'm honored to have you as students. To have the feeling of trust for you, to experience your integrity and how you respect life.
Thank you for being in mine.
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