It is time to change our thinking. Talk less about what makes a great story.
Go out and listen, seek, and find great stories…then tell them. The more you listen, find, and tell stories…the more stories you will find. You never know…you might meet someone that you never thought you would meet, who might not even be able to speak the same language. But you might find something amazing and even get a hug.
The act of listening with our ears and eyes is the greatest start to telling stories…they are all around us. It is up to use to tell them for others to enjoy!
One of the more interesting moments in Cange, Haiti happened completely out-of-nowhere, literally. While were in Haiti, everyone had a motorcycle or a dirt bike. Haitians would ride three and four at a time on these dirt bikes.
This little boy and his blue chair. I just love this picture.
As I was walking through the village of Cange, I just happened to see this little boy. He had the giggles and was smiling at the whole Clemson team walking by. I turned and smiled and he started playing pick-a-boo with me.
Relationships are the building blocks for sustainable communities! I was so proud to watch these relationships between Clemson Engineers and the Haitian people develop over the course of the trip to Haiti. It takes more than expertise, talent, education, and skills to work alongside partners; it takes time, energy, and a listening ear. It was fun to watch how empathy provided a pathway to find solutions in Cange, Haiti! #clemsonmoments
It was just last night and I was overhearing a conversation, someone sharing how hungry they were while watching a ballgame. As I sat and listened to the conversation, I began to become overwhelmed with annoyance. I was trying to figure out what bothered me about this person’s diatribe.
Then it hit me…I was thinking about Tito and his friends.