I had one of those glorious moments today in my work as the director of PSCS. I had a “class” today with three students and I steered the subject on to one of my most important “lessons,” the importance of what I call “showing up.” In short, it means to not allow yourself to be distracted by ordinary things that cause you miss seeing the extraordinary when it comes to call.
After this, one of the three students stuck around to talk to me more, just one on one. She, it seems, was touched enough by what I said to want to divulge something about herself that caused her embarrassment. We sat and chatted for nearly an hour, a time in which she opened up to me, even cried. As I responded, I felt both honored by her trust in me and confident in my ability to gently talk to her.
In this hour, I was doing exactly what I want to do, being just the person I want to be, providing just what I think I’m here to provide.
Like I said, it was glorious.