Rita Pierson is present to the awesome power of relationship, connection, and looking through the lens of possibility. She sums it up by saying that every kid needs a champion. I say, that every one of us, adult and child, needs a champion. What kind of champion? Rita provides the answers in her inspiring talk, which I wish to share with you today.
Here are some quotes that speak to me, perhaps they will speak to you as well.
“You know that kids don’t learn from people that they don’t like!”
“Throw in a few simple things like seeking first to understand as opposed to being understood.”
“You say it long enough, it starts to be a part of you.”
“You see -18 sucks all the life out of you, +2 says I aint all bad.”
“You know Mrs Walker you made a difference in my life. You made it work for me. You made me feel like I was somebody when I knew at the bottom I wasn’t. And I want you to see what I’ve become…”
“She left a legacy of relationships that could never disappear. Can we stand to have more relationships? Absolutely….”