So the morning was a little slow to start, the motivation factor i.e., but with a little help from buttered pancakes, eggs and coffee, the juices started flowing. You walked into the auditorium and met over 100 10th grade students eagerly waiting to eat up all your words and see the “amazingness” of the human being standing in front of them. For those hundred and something students, I know you touched each and everyone of them in some special live-free way, spiritual. They heard honesty, testimony & reality, and they took with them new found respect for themselves and others; sense of belonging, and creating and discovering ways to love themselves for who they are. Once the excitement simmered and kids returned to their respective classes, hearing the murmurs of, “He’s amazing! I want to be like him!” And, “If he can do it, I can too!” And, “I hate bullies, I could never find it in my heart to bully another human being,” shows the truth of your words ringing through to them.
Thank you, Rajesh Durbal, for taking the time and making the effort to meet with my 10th grade students. Many of them will be going to bed with a happy thought knowing that they had the opportunity to meet a truly phenomenal and humble human being, who they can emulate and in turn become better citizens.
Love you more than you could know,