Friday, January 21, 2011

A Knock on the Door...

Yesterday there was a knock at my 10 St. Mary st. office door and T. peeked in.

The office door.
 I love unexpected visitors and in my line of work I am happy to say they are not unusual.  It had been awhile for T. though.  "I just wanted to say Hi. I don't want you to think I've forgotten about D&P." T. helped give numerous presentations to various schools and communities on our mining campaign about two years ago, traveling from the east to the west of the Archdiocese.  I had set T. up with his friend D. to give those presentations (another young D&P superstar) after he came into my office off the street and told me with a pure heart that he needed to give something to the world to make it a better place.  I brought both of them with me for a presentation to give them a taste before sending them out on their own.  T. gave me advice, "You have to put the youth in the shoes of those who are suffering, make them feel what they feel." My method had been a bit too technical.  So, I created a meditation piece for the mining campaign that turned out to be on of my best tools for the campaign.

Last year T. had to pull back to focus more on his post-secondary studies. I missed him, so was happy to see that indeed he had not forgotten us. "You know, I look back and that was one of the best times of my life." he told me. It gave him such pleasure to be meet different youth and to help them to see how they too could show their care for others.  He thanked D&P for giving him that opportunity. We talked about the current D&P campaign, my family and his life plans.

After shaking hands he went on his way.  I sat down at the computer and made sure his e-mail "therevolutionone@..." got added to our list-serve as I promised him it would be.

My day was made.

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