So my negative mind says to me today for the first time ever "Maybe I should
go back to my old business of being a corporate headhunter. This work in
schools has never worked out financially for the 4 years I have been doing
it. Maybe it is time to just go back to doing what I know I can make money
Two hours later I am sitting in a coffee shop finally taking the time to
really read a letter I received from a school I was at a few months ago. I
was too busy trying to make money to really FEEL this letter when it first came
in last month.
I try my best to not promote here on my blog but posting this just feels
right. This letter makes clear to me that God wants me to keep going with my
mission in the schools. Thank you God. And thank you Karen
Berezowski and the students of Northumberland Regional High School, Westville,
November 14th, 2010
Please find enclosed some of the feedback from our students after they
completed the Power of Choice Program. You may use it as you like!
They have decided to continue meeting, and it is due in part to the
connections they feel with the members of the group. It is a place where
they feel safe to chat about their challenges and successes.
You made a difference in the lives of our students and for me. We
appreciate the time you took to come down to our school and share your
experiences. We learn from others. You took the time to listen,
share and be honest. Thank you for that.
We look forward to hearing about your continued growth and
accomplishments. When you return to Nova Scotia, keep some space open for
a return to NRHS. We would love to reconnect with you.
Here is the text from the anonymous notes from students that were included in
Karen’s letter to me!
“I feel so much better about myself and I have managed to make friends.
We are actually going to continue the meetings because we all enjoy the
meetings, and support“
“I thought that this was a huge help in reducing my habit, I made me aware
that what I’m doing has to stop and how much I was actually doing it. I
remember one week I was up to 22 times in one day. Now I’ve reduced so
much, through the week I don’t do it at all, and sometimes on the weekend I only
do it once. Thank you so much for introducing this program to our
school. We all really apresiate it” (that is how he/she spelled
“Even though my habits haven’t improved, I still feel better about myself
because I’m able to keep my promises. Even if this is over I’m going to
keep trying to improve my habits until they’re gone.”
“Over the past 5 weeks I have been feeling better than every odd day I feel
sick most of the time but now I’m better” (that is the exact words from the
student – sorry)
“I have almost quit my bad habit. I am down to like once a day.
This group has helped me a lot. So I just wanted to say thanks.”